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Industrial Revolution

1700 - 1900

Richard Arkwright

1769

An Englishman who invented a large spinning machine called a water frame. This invention led to a lower cost in cotton cloth and an increase in the speed of textile production.

Interchangeable Parts Invented

1789

Eli Whitney came up with the idea of creating interchangeable parts for muskets. Interchangeable parts are parts of a machine that are identical. Led to mass production.

Slater's Mill

1793

Samuel Slater opened the first mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Cotton Gin Invented

1793

Invented by Eli Whitney, it changed the cotton industry. It make is easier and faster to remove the seeds from the cotton.

Thomas Jefferson is President

1801 - 1809

Clermont Steamboat

1803

Invented by Robert Fulton this first full sized stramboat traveled up and down the Hudson River. Demand for the steamboat ferry service soon arose.

Astoria

1811

John Jacob Astor created the first trading post in Oregon Country.

Lowell System

1814

Francis Cabot Lowell opened the first textile mill in Waltham, Massachusetts. Created the Lowell System in 1822 to bring in young, unmarried women to work in the mills.

Gibbons v. Ogden

1824

Supreme Court Case. The Federal Government has the power to regulate trade between states.

Andrew Jackson is President

1829 - 1837

Tom Thumb

1830

Peter Cooper invented the first locomotive called Tom Thumb.

Founding of Church of Latter-Day Saints

1830

Joseph Smith established the church and his followers became known as Mormons

Underground Railroad

1830 - 1860

A network of people to transport slaves.

Nat Turner's Rebellion

1831

Nat Turner led a group of slaves to revolt and kill their slaveholders and their family members. Known as the most violent slave rebellion in the country.

Telegraph Invented

1832

Samuel B. Morse perfected the telegraph. It was a device that could send informatoin over wires across great distances.

Anti-Slavery Movements

1833

American Anti-Slavery Society founded and it's members wanted immediate emancipation and racial equality for African-Americans.

Texan Revolution

1836

Texans declare independence and revolt against Mexican Government.

Battle at the Alamo

1836

Texans lost to Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution.

Labor Reform

1844

Sarah G. Bagley founded the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association to publicize the struggles of factory laborers.

Irish Immigrants

1845

With the Potato Famine in Ireland, many Irish immigrated to the United States.

Edgar Allen Poe "The Raven"

1845

Poe's poem "The Raven" becomes a sensation.

American-Mexican War

1846 - 1848

Dispute over borders led to War. America won and gained new territory.

Donner Party

1846

A group of travelers on the Oregon Trail who got lost during the treacherous trail.

Gold Rush

1848 - 1853

Gold is found in San Francisco, CA. Led to increase in settlers in CA.

Safety Pin Invented

1849

Walter Hunt invented the safety pin.

Abraham Lincoln is President

March 4, 1861 - April 16, 1865

Abraham Lincoln's term as the 16th President. Date ends at assassination.

Civil War

April 1861 - May 1865

The North (Union Army) vs. The South (Confederate Army)

Trancontenental Railraod Complete

1869

The Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads were joined at Promontory, Utah, completing the transcontinental railroad.