The Industrial Revolution
Samuel Slater was a man from England who had memorized the plans of something. He had memorized the plans to make cotton mills. These were the first of their kind in America. Since they were not aloud in England, so he brought them here.
The cotton mills dotted the northeast, mostly in states like Rhode Island and Connecticut. You might have already noticed by their name that the mills produce cotton. The people who owned the mills thought since there were many farm girls in the northeast, that they could use them. However, their conditions were kind of bad. They had to get up early to go to the mill they worked at, then eat half past 12, and cannot be idle until half past 7.
Mass production caused people with jobs such as making guns, caused them to lose their jobs, so less people had them. Also, part of the cause of mass production was because someone named “Eli Whitney” had invented interchangeable parts. This meant that a part from something such as a gun could be moved from one gun, to another. This was another many people lost their jobs.
The Industrial Revolution spread all over the land that America owned, especially up north. Later on, the Industrial Revolution helped the north out giving it more immigrants. However, it wasn't as good in the south. During that time, the south had an increasing number of slaves since there was so much cotton! However, the Industrial Revolution has helped us for quite a long time, even at this very moment.