FC: Eli Whitney and the history of Interchangeable Parts
1: A Mixbook by Ian Lemonds and Noah Johnson
2: Through Their Eyes
3: Q1: Hod did the people in the 1800's view their world? A1: It was a growing and expanding nation that needed materials to make get by. Q2: How did their world view effect their choices and actions? A2: It was constantly growing and producing.
4: Q3: What values, skills, and forms of knowledge did people need to succeed in the 1800's? A3: In the East they needed factory skills and patience and in the West they needed strength and survival skills. | Q4: How did all groups of people in the U.S. view the invention of interchangeable parts? A4: It made production and manufacturing take half the time and half the skills that it required.
5: Cause and Effect
6: Q1: What caused interchangeable parts to be invented? A1: Thomas Jefferson wanted little to no skill to be used when fixing a musket after battle. Q2: Who invented the concept of interchangeable parts and why? A2: Eli Whitney wanted to create a system using unskilled labor and machines making the parts to increase production and do it at a reduced price.
7: Q3: Who did not support interchangeable parts to be made? A3: the people that did not support the interchangeable parts to be invented were the gunsmiths because all the gunsmiths will be out of business. | Q4: what were the effects of the interchangeable parts? A4: More things were being made on production lines and only one person would make a single part.
8: Turning Points
9: Q1:How did the use of interchangeable parts significantly transform people's lives, communities, and the world? A1: It opened up a lot more jobs, and also it made things more at a convenience. | Q2: How did the use of the interchangeable parts affect future choices in the U.S.? A2: It made people start making everything interchangeable so it was a lot easier to fix the things you used most.
10: Change and Continuity
11: Q2: What has remained the same with interchangeable parts since it was invented? A2: We still used the same concept, and it is still used on guns. | Q1: What has changed with the interchangeable parts since it was invented? A1:The interchangeable parts have gone to a variety of things now. it is very hard to find things that are not hand made.
12: Q3: who has not benefited from the interchangeable parts since it was invented?Why? A3: All the small businesses because everyone started making everything interchange so they all went out of business. | Q3: Who has benefited from interchangeable parts since it was invented? Why? A3: it benefited armies because it is easier for them to fix their weapons faster and with no skill.
13: Using the past
14: Q1: How is the interchangeable part similar to something today? A1: It is similar to a production line of cars. It uses a single person to make one part of each car. | Q2:how is the interchangeable part different to something today? A2: Its different to a water bottle because you can not replace a part of a water bottle. You just have to buy a whole new one.
15: Q3: How does th invention of the interchangeable parts tell us about the history of the 1800's? A3: It tells us that the 1800's was a prospering time. It was growing. Making new things to make life easier.