Answer: established America's first factory
Samuel Slater
Samuel Slater (June 9 1768 – April 21 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution " (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) and the "Father of the American Factory System".
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Born on June 9 1768 Samuel Slater was the fifth son of William and Elizabeth Slater . Slater grew up on a farm in Belper Derbyshire England. After attending school he began work in a water-powered textile mill owned by Jedediah Strutt. Strutt taught Slater how the machines worked.
Samuel Slater (born June 9 1768 Belper Derbyshire England—died April 21 1835 Webster Massachusetts U.S.) English American businessman and founder of the American cotton- textile industry. As an apprentice in England to Jedediah Strutt (partner of Richard Arkwright) Slater gained a thorough knowledge of cotton manufacturing.
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Son of a yeoman farmer Samuel Slater was born in Belper Derbyshire Englandon June 9 1768. He become involved in the textile industry at the age of 14 when h...