SAT Subject US History Practice Question 408: Answer and Explanation
29. Francis Cabot Lowell's development of the power loom in Massachusetts in the early 1800s gave rise to which of the following?
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.