SAT Subject US History Practice Question 408: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 408

29. Francis Cabot Lowell's development of the power loom in Massachusetts in the early 1800s gave rise to which of the following?

A. Automation
B. Socialism
C. Assembly-line manufacturing
D. The factory system
E. Labor strikes

Correct Answer: D


The power loom led directly to the factory system, in which workers were brought to the workplace to manufacture goods rather than working artisan-style in their homes.

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