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Textile Industry-Tanner J. Buwalda
Transcript of Textile Industry-Tanner J. Buwalda
Fist Factories-Samuel Slater
Many people were trying to start businesses in America. The first textile factory started when Samuel Slater came to America from England.
He was a cotton spinner apprentice in England but came to America and started his own business.
His first factory had 72 spindles, powered by 9 children pushing pedals.
The power source was later replaced for water. From that beginning many other factories would come to appear.
Young unmarried women usually worked in the mills
The job had low pay
Although it had low pay, the girls enjoyed having the freedom of working in the mill and not having to be on the farm where they came from.
Effect of the Mills
People from rural areas moved to the cities by mills
Cities with 8,000 people or more increased its population by 90 percent
Completely changed how people dressed
People could afford more clothes and the poor started to copy the wealthy's fashion.
Families didn't have to weave anymore because the mills provided that service
It was a good source of job opportunity
By the civil war there was 2 million spindles, 1,200 cotton factories, and 1,500 woolen factories
Other businesses began because of the first textile factory
Affect on the Modern World
The textile industry allowed people not to spin their own cotton. That affects today because without the textile industry, we might still be spinning our own cotton and making clothes. Other inventions also helped the industry take off and helped clothes be made very quickly and brought in a lot of money.