A Brief Note On The Industrial Revolution During The War Of 1812

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magine working machinery in a factory for 13 hours per-day, earning as much as $2 a week. Or what about being a steamboat captain who transports goods on a ship that could have a fire anytime because of the dangerous sparks flying out of the smoke stack. These are just a few of the hardships of living in the Industrial Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution wasn’t all bad. It created so many new jobs, not only for men, but for women and children as well. It was a time of immense change in the way goods were made and transported. The Industrial Revolution was greatly impacted by the economic changes, women and children’s roles, and the movement of people and goods. During the War of 1812, the British had a blockade, which cut off…show more content…
He invented this prior to the Industrial Revolution traveling to America, which it eventually did. Samuel Slater was a skilled mechanic who came over to America from Britain in 1798 to tell Americans about the new way that was being used to make textile mills in Britain (Davidson 331). He memorized British designs and sailed over to the U.S. to show them and become a factory man. He eventually became a successful factory owner who partnered with Moses Brown, a Quaker capitalist who helped him design his mill (Davidson 332). He owned factories in Connecticut, and one of his most profitable one was in Jewett City named the Slater Company (Smith 3/2/15). This was great for Connecticut’s economy because it provided jobs for citizens. But Slater wasn’t the only one who helped create new machinery. In 1846, Elias Howe invented the sewing machine, which helped workers make mass quantities of cloth in a matter of hours (Appleby 376). To conclude, Eli Whitney invented interchangeable parts, which were especially helpful with broken machines, because they could be fixed for a cheaper amount using the interchangeable part. Lowell, Massachusetts was a small farming village that transformed into a “model factory town” after many women and children worked in the factories, adding to the town’s success (Davidson 333). As the town was transitioning to farming, factory owners were
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