Built the first successful steamboat, the Clermont, in 1807.
The main cause of the War of 1812. British policy of stopping American ships and searching for deserters from the British navy. In many cases, the deserters were actually American citizens who were kidnapped and forced to serve in the British navy.
Period of time in the early and late 1800’s where goods which previously were made in homes were now made in factories. New sources of power were used. Interchangeable parts were a key aspect of the Industrial Revolution.
Identical, machine made parts developed by Eli Whitney. They made the assembly line possible.
The process of making a raw material into a finished product (manufactured good) through the use of machines.
1823 policy of President James Monroe which told Europe to stay out of the Western Hemisphere. It said the U.S. was the “watchdog” of the Western Hemisphere.
Devotion to a section of the country rather that the country as a whole.
Smuggled the ideas for factories to the U.S. from Britain.
Factory that produced yarn and finished clothing. Often located near swift rivers in New England.
Well made roads that required a fee be paid to travel on them.
The migration of people from the country (rural areas) to the city (urban areas) during the Industrial Revolution.
Conflict between Britain and the United States from 1812 – 1814 primarily over freedom of the seas and the impressment of American sailors. Called “Mr. Madison’s War” and the “Waster War.”
Spokesperson for the North. Politician from Massachusetts who was a great speaker who tried to protect the rights of New England merchants.
Person who invented the cotton gin and interchangeable parts.