The following is a 12 slide PPT which introduces how Industry made its way to the U.S. and the new inventions which contributed to its growth in the U.S. with emphasis on the railroad.
Key terms and people (as in all my PPT's are highlighted in a different text color).
This PPT serves a base for knowledge. I usually follow this PPT up with a graphic organizer of inventors and inventions, a video clip on the Railroads, and primary source documents from workers on the railroads and in the factories. This allows a springboard into Labor Issues and Conditions in the factories as well as child labor and labor unions.