Name: 
 

Economic Growth



Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
interchangeable parts
d.
patent
b.
technology
e.
factory system
c.
cotton gin
 

 1. 

invented by Eli Whitney
 

 2. 

scientific discoveries that simplify work
 

 3. 

brings manufacturing steps together in one place
 

 4. 

allow the use of less-skilled labor
 

 5. 

the sole legal right to an invention
 

Short Answer
 

 6. 

What historic development encouraged people to leave their homes and farms to work in mills and earn wages?
 

 7. 

Why were most mills in the Northeast built near rivers?
 

 8. 

Why were diseases such a threat in cites during the Industrial Revolution?
 

 9. 

What resources did New England get from Pennsylvania?
 

 10. 

What did the British do to keep their industrial technology a secret?
 



 
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