Samuel Slater

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Samuel Slater

Samuel Slater was one of the most influential people involved in the Industrial Revolution in America and his invention of the cotton mill is known as being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.  When Samuel Slater came to the United States from England he was an immigrant worker who so that cotton mills would help to quicken production time and speeds.  He built a water powered cotton mill that was able to speed up and stimulate cotton manufacturing three weeks faster then it normally was developed.  Slater's cotton mill was successful at stimulating the economy throughout the New England states and creating more businesses as well.