American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution


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How did the factory system impact the U.S.economy?

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1. How did Eli Whitney's cotton gin revolutionize American agriculture ?

2. Why were American farmers looking for a new cash crop at the turn of the 19th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The development of the factory system and the market revolution had a lasting impact on the American economy. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge your understanding of the factory system and market revolution in America. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include what the market revolution was, and what Cyrus McCormick and Eli Whitney invented and promoted.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What Cyrus McCormick invented/promoted
  • What Eli Whitney invented/promoted
  • What contributed to the shift from planting tobacco to cotton
  • The market revolution
  • An unintended consequence of the Embargo of 1807

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the market revolution to understand its role in the transformation of the American economy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the factory system in America in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding market revolution in America

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period of American history, review the corresponding lesson on The Factory System and Market Revolution in America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the factors that sparked the market revolution
  • Learn about the transition from tobacco farming to cotton farming
  • Explore the rise of the factory system
  • Learn how technology transformed Western agriculture
  • Discuss how a revolution in thinking made the market revolution possible