The Industrial Revolution in America: Inventions & Effects


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Where did the Industrial Revolution begin?

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1. Who invented the cotton gin?

2. Why was the introduction of interchangeable parts important to the manufacturing process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the famous inventions and sociological impact of America's Industrial Revolution. You will specifically learn about the effects of the Industrial Revolution on manufacturing and transportation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The origins of the Industrial Revolution
  • The inventor of the cotton gin
  • Modes of transportation that were popularized during the Industrial Revolution
  • Inventions that changed the manufacturing industry
  • Conditions for factory workers during the Industrial Revolution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the main influences for industrialization and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how industrial factories impacted workers in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the railroad and steel industries during the Industrial Revolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about America's Industrial revolution, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the origins of the Industrial Revolution from Europe to the United States
  • Identify industries that were impacted by the Industrial Revolution
  • Understand the adverse effects the Industrial Revolution had on lower-income factory workers