Class Notes 16- Economic Revolution (10-18)

Class Notes 16- Economic Revolution (10-18) - Economic...

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Economic Revolution Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:18 AM Time Period: Today's ID's: I.D. Who What When Where Significance Samuel  Slater Involved  with the  cotton  spinning  industry Memorized the plans,  sneaked in to US as a  common laborer, built a  cotton textile mill 1790 Britain to US  (Rhode Island) Beginni ng of the  industrial  revolution in  the United  States Lowell  "mill  girls" Francis  Lowell: goes  to Britain  and gets  ideas from  cotton mills Takes the know-how back  to the United States,  develops a cotton textile  Company called Lowell,  idea to use women as  laborers (single women-  men are out west),  houses where women  can live/curfews/go to  church/"ideal  environment"/moral  soundness, sounds pretty  good and it's a great life  for the women who can  pave their own way, send  money back to their  families, overproduction  occurs (30's), wages are  cut back and increased  hours, women stage  unsuccessful strikes for  better conditions, now  look to Irish immigrants  for labor Back to US 1820's,  1830's- economy  slows, 1840's- social  aspect is over Massachusetts All  cotton  processing  put under one  roof Nativism Americans,  Irish Fear of outsiders, US is  meant to be for white  Mid 1800's, early  1900's Mid-Atlantic First  real "mass 
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European (English,  Scottish, German)  Protestant Americans,  often shows when great  migrations occur, created  the "Know-Nothing" party-  Americans, key in the  electoral politics and  takes up immigration  restriction, millions of  strong Irish Catholics 
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