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2nd Industrial Revolution (1780-1840) (jan 1, 1780 – feb 2, 1840)

Description:

the Take-off of the industrial revolution, especially for “King Cotton”, the primary engine of growth until the 1870s

Main products: Cotton and Sugar. Primary product for Industrial growth

Saw mechanization of textile industry (previously manufactured in the home) "Cottage industry)
Production could be increased on a large scale bc of new inventions (spinning mule, power loom)

Iron industry dvlped with Henry Bessemer's inexpensive process for mass-producing steel.
Iron + steel = key material for tools in machinery, steam engines, ships = needed industrial progress

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Date:

jan 1, 1780
feb 2, 1840
~ 60 years
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