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From “10 Footers” to Factories: Industrial Growth in the Antebellum North

Theme: An Industrious People: American Economic History
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Topic: From “10 Footers” to Factories: Industrial Growth in the Antebellum North
Date: Summer 2005

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2003 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework Connections (Learning Standards):

3.11: Identify when the students’ own town or city was founded, and describe the different groups of people who have settled in the community since its founding.

3.12: Explain how objects or artifacts of everyday life in the past tell us how ordinary people lived and how everyday life has changed. Draw on the services of the local historical society and local museums as needed.

3.13: Give examples of goods and services provided by their local businesses and industries.

USI.27: Explain the importance of the Transportation Revolution of the 19th century (the building of canals, roads, bridges, turnpikes, steamboats and railroads), including the stimulus it provided to the growth of a market economy.

USI.28:Explain the emergence and impact of the textile industry in New England and industrial growth generally through antebellum America.

A. the technological improvements and inventions that contributed to industrial growth

B. the causes and impact of the wave of immigration from Northern Europe to America in the 1840s and 1850s

C. the rise of a business class of merchants and manufacturers

D. the roles of women in New England textile factories