Journal Question: What do you think of division of labor and the assembly line
approach? Let's say your teacher asked you to put together some packets of work
for your class. Do you think you could get the job done faster alone, or if you
had some friends to help? Write a paragraph or two about which approach you think
would be faster and why. How would you divide up the work if you had friends to
Journal Question: Can you think of some inventions that save time?
Journal Question: Which do you think was a better offer, to make a salary or take
part of the profits? Why do you think Mr. Slater chose to take part of the profits
instead of a salary? Which offer would you choose?
Journal Question: How do you think having slave labor helped the cotton industry?
Journal Question: Why do you think the cloth made in the United States was cheaper
than the cloth made in England?
Journal Question: When Slater decided to increase production in mill, what effect
do you think this had on the workers-from the people picking cotton to the mill
workers and weavers? What do you think happened to the profits of the company?
Journal Question: Why do you think it would be good for Slater to have control
over the lives of the people living in Slaterville?
Journal Question: What did working in the mill do to the family structure in contrast
to the self-sufficient farm family?