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.
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
Living History 60
About the Author 64