Samuel Slater: Biography, Facts & Invention


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Samuel Slater was born in what country?

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1. The machine that Slater first successfully reconstructed in Rhode Island was invented by whom?

2. The traditional textile craft production methods were part of this type of system.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will help you test your knowledge of Samuel Slater, who helped revolutionize factory production in America during the Industrial Revolution. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include Slater's views on child labor and what power source the Slater System relied on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Country where Slater was born
  • Inventor of the machine that Slater reconstructed
  • Type of system used in traditional textile craft production
  • Slater's views on child labor
  • Power source used in the Slater System

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Samuel Slater
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about industrial development in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately explain main phrases, such as the name of the traditional textile craft production method and the Slater System
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Samuel Slater's innovations

Additional Learning

To learn more about this industrial innovator, review the corresponding lesson called Samuel Slater: Biography, Facts & Invention. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review a brief biography of Samuel Slater
  • Discuss Slater's innovations
  • Learn about Slater's reconstruction of the machinery used in his new system
  • Discuss his contributions to the American Industrial Revolution
  • Learn about the traditional method of craft production
  • Explore the Slater System
  • Review Slater's legacy