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S: Factory System

FC: Factory System in America | By Jace Wagner and Dillon Campbell

1: Early History | Used in factories in the Roman Empire to mass produce glassware. | Factory System- a system bringing manufacturing steps together in one place to increase efficiency; mass production of standardized articles.

2: Used during the Renaissance to produce paper, firearms, gun powder, cast iron, beer, soap, and most commonly clothing.

3: The idea of the factory system really began to catch on in the early 1700's and late 1800's.

4: Through Their Eyes | People in the 1800's viewed their world as a place of opportunity. The people were ambitious and always wanted to improve the way they lived, so they began inventing new ways to make that happen. | People in the 1800's saw many advancements being made and that motivated them to do the same.

5: People in the 1800's had to be motivated, ambitious, and innovative. | People in the 1800's viewed the invention of the factory system as an innovative and effective new way to produce goods quicker, easier, and more efficiently.

6: Cause and Effect | In 1789 Samuel Slater left Britain with a design for a cotton spinning machine and opened a textile mill in America. This inspired Francis Cabot Lowell to invent the idea of the factory system.

7: Francis Cabot Lowell invented the factory system in 1814. Lowell realized that the way America produced goods was inadequate so in 1811 he traveled to Britain to spy on their textile mills, like Slater in 1789. Lowell came back with the knowledge to create efficient machines and even more efficient ways to use them.

8: Britain did not support the invention of the factory system in America because America took the idea from them. It also allowed America to produce more goods and grow as a nation, which Britain didn't want to to happen after a bitter defeat in the Revolutionary War. | The factory system allowed America to produce goods more efficiently, it also created more jobs in the cities, mostly for women and children, and it also made goods and resources more readily available to citizens in America.

9: Turning Points | The invention of the factory system improved the lives of American citizens by providing them with jobs, lowered prices on goods, and making goods more available for them to buy.

10: The use of the factory system in the production of one type of good influenced other factories in their choices to adopt the factory system in the production of their goods. It would also influence future factories to use the factory system in the production of all kinds of goods.

11: Change and Continuity | The idea of the factory system has not changed dramatically over the years but it has been improved by automated machines, safer working conditions,and newer technology. | The factory system is still an effective way to produce goods and is still in use in some ways in factories and businesses today.

12: America has definitely benefited from the factory system since it was invented because it basically began the Industrial Revolution, a very prosperous time for America.

13: Britain has not exactly benefited from the factory system in America because it helped America become more powerful than Britain. Even though Britain used the factory system, they didn't have the resources necessary to produce goods like America did.

14: Using the Past | The factory system from the 1800's is similar to almost all large factories in the world today because they almost all have a trace of the the way a factory system works in the way their factory works.

15: The factory system is different than facilities like mining factories that only gather raw materials that are shipped to places where they make the actual goods, and everything is not made in one place. | The invention of the factory system shows us the progress and advancements made in the past that brought us to where we are today. | The End

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