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The Industrial Revolution

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on 15 January 2015

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Transcript of The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution
Trade
China: ginseng/tea, spices, silk, chinaware
Capt.
Robert Gray
sails to Oregon country; sails to China with furs; first American to circumnavigate the earth
Commodore
Matthew Perry
used warships to threaten Japanese and force a trade treaty
Fishing and Whaling
Immigration
Over 6 million from Western Europe between 1820 and 1860
Irish and Germans
Scandinavians
British
Immigrants brought cultural and religious traditions with them that would become a part of American culture: Christmas tree, Easter egg hunts, kindergarten, St. Patrick's Day, recreation
Labor
Western European immigrants
The Triangle Slave Trade
New Technology
John Deere's Plow
McCormick's reaper
Whitney's Cotton Gin
Interchangeable parts
Telegraph
Clipper Ships
Canals
Steam engine
Faith/Culture
False doctrine: Unitarianism (William Ellery Channing), Mormonism (Joseph Smith)
Transcendentalism
Romanticism vs. Rationalism: Irving, Hawthorne, Whitman, Poe, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau
Second Great Awakening
Universities become increasingly secular
Timothy Dwight
Charles Finney (democracy to religion)
Horace Mann
Abolition
Women's Rights (Lucretia Mott, E
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Cady
Stanton
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