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The Economic Revolution

Samuel SlaterBuilt af textile factory in Rhode Island based on copied plans for a spinning machine
Francis Cabot LowellBuilt textile plantin Waltham, MA; had mill employing teen girls
Eli Whitneyfirst used interchangeable parts in gun-making; invented the cotton gin
Robert Fultondeveloped the first steamboat, The Clermont
Cyrus McCormickInvented an early reaper machine
John DeereDeveloped and marketed the first steel plow
Elias HoweInvented the first viable sewing machine
Cyrus FieldFinanced the laying of the first translatlantic telegraph cable
Samuel MorseInvented the first telegraph; also a fierce nativist who wrote against immigrantion

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