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John Kay

http://www.ihs.issaquah.wednet.edu/Teachers/Fine/john_kay.htm

1. What did he invent in 1733?

2. Why did angry weavers attack John Kay’s home in 1753?



James Hargreaves

http://www.saburchill.com/history/chapters/IR/010.html

3. What did he invent?

4. What was his invention “capable” of doing?



Richard Arkwright

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/arkwright_richard.shtml

5. What job did he have before becoming an entrepreneur?

6. What machine did he patent in 1775?



Eli Whitney

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/whitney_hi.html

7. What task did his cotton gin do ten times faster than by hand?

8. He popularized the “American System” of mass production. What was this system?



James Watt

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/watt_james.shtml

9. He is known for making improvements to what type of engine?

10. What was named in Watt’s honor?

2009 NEH Landmarks of American History Workshop for School Teachers

America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford

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Robert Fulton

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/transport/fulton.html

11. What was he credited with inventing?

12. Why wasn’t his steamboat design successful on many western inland rivers?

Richard Trevithick

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/rhagor/article/trevithic_loco/

13. What was he the first to create?

George Stephenson

http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/stephensono.htm

14. What is he erroneously known as?

15. He created a railway line that opened in 1830 between which two major British cities?



Samuel Slater

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/slater_hi.html

16. What did British law forbid when he moved to America?

17. Who did Slater build America’s first spinning mill with?

18. What was the source of power driving there machinery in the mill?

Francis Cabot Lowell

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/lowell_hi.html

19. What did Lowell and his partners do to raise money for their mill?

20. What attraction might a farm girl have to go work in Lowell’s mill?



George Pullman

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/chicago/peopleevents/p_pullman.html

21. Why was he “hailed as a genius and a hero” in Chicago?

22. What business did he make his fortune?

23. Why did the Pullman workers go on strike in 1894?

24. After Pullman died, what were family members worried former employees would do?

2009 NEH Landmarks of American History Workshop for School Teachers

America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford

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Elijah McCoy

http://www.usi.edu/science/engineering/MISC/emccoy/emccoy.htm

25. What was his first patent (the “Real McCoy”)?

26. What did McCoy describe as his greatest definition?

Thomas Edison

http://edison.rutgers.edu/biogrphy.htm

27. How many patents is he credited with?

28. What did he invent in the summer of 1877?

29. What are three other inventions of Edison?

George Washington Carver

http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/carver_g.htm



30. He showed 300 products could be derived from the ____________, and 100 products from

the _____________________


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