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What region of the U.S.A. was the center of the American Industrial Revolution?

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Posted January 19, 2013 at 6:30 AM via web

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What region of the U.S.A. was the center of the American Industrial Revolution?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM (Answer #1)

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The center of American Industrialization was located on the Eastern Coast.  When Slater contracts in Rhode Island to build the first factory, it begins the process of industrialization as something dominant in the North of the nation, particularly the Northeastern part of the nation.  More factories developed in Boston and New York.  Seeing that cities were more predominant in the North and in the Northeastern section of the country, urbanization was a great source of labor for industrialization.

In addition to this, the use of ports in the Northeastern part of the nation enabled goods to be brought in and shipped out with relative ease and low cost, helping to make this section vital for industrialization.  The factory system became something more dominant in the Northeast, then spreading to other parts in the North.  In this, one can see how the center of American Industrialization rested in the North, specifically the Northeastern part of the United States.  

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