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Industrial Revolution

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  • Q1
    Where did the Industrial Revolution begin?
    Massachusetts
    Ireland
    Great Britain
    France
    30s
  • Q2
    Samuel Morse invented this communication device.
    telegraph
    telephone
    cotton gin
    reaper
    30s
  • Q3
    Who invented the idea of interchangeable parts?
    Robert Fulton
    Eli Whitney
    Henry Ford
    Samuel Morse
    30s
  • Q4
    The first factories in the U.S. primarily focused on creating...
    textiles
    cars
    steel
    machines
    30s
  • Q5
    The ____________________ made extracting seeds from cotton more efficient.
    cotton gin
    mechanical reaper
    cotton hand
    steamboat
    30s
  • Q6
    The telegraph increased the speed that people could...
    listen to music
    send products
    communicate across distances
    send letters
    30s
  • Q7
    Which invention greatly increased the speed that crops could be harvested?
    mechanical reaper
    bessemer process
    cotton gin
    steamboat
    30s
  • Q8
    Robert Fulton's steamboat aided the economic development of the United States by...
    making transportation on rivers more efficient
    connecting California with the east
    reducing traffic in ocean harbors
    ending dependence on European shipping
    30s
  • Q9
    The development of interchangeable parts made possible the development of...
    handcrafted goods
    steam power
    plantation system
    assembly lines
    30s
  • Q10
    Which group most likely benefitted most from the cotton gin?
    textile workers
    Irish immigrants
    plantation owners
    factory managers
    30s
  • Q11
    Southern dependence on slavery and an agricultural economy resulted in...
    several new political parties
    dependence on government tax breaks
    an excellent railroad system
    a lack of factories
    30s
  • Q12
    One result of the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 was...
    a loss of business in the port of New York
    the bankruptcy of several railroads
    great debt because of the cost
    lower shipping costs for farmers
    30s
  • Q13
    During the 1800s, people moved from rural to urban areas because of...
    better educational oportunities
    an increase in factory jobs
    availability of better health care
    affordable public housing
    30s
  • Q14
    Being loyal to one section of the country is called...
    loyalty
    reformer
    transcendentalism
    sectionalism
    30s
  • Q15
    The first textile mills in Massachusetts were located in...
    Boston
    Lowell
    Philadelphia
    Plymouth
    30s

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