The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

by Melissa McDaniel

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Overview

Read about the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution and find out how they have shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

How railroads encouraged new businesses to spread across the country;

How inventors such as Samuel Slater and John Deere changed the world with their new devices;

And why many children were forced to work in factories during the 19th century.

Cornerstones of Freedom™ brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history with engaging text, primary source materials, historical photographs, maps, and timelines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531265628
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 526,384
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene: A Need for Machines 6

Chapter 1 Into the Factory 8

Chapter 2 The Revolution Comes to America 18

Chapter 3 On the Move 28

Chapter 4 Progress and Problems 40

Map of the Events: What Happened Where? 52

The Story Continuous: The Seeds of Innovation 54

Influential Individuals 56

Timeline 58

Living History 60

Resources 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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