Market Revolution

The emergence of the Market Revolution allowed for the people especially women to become more important and recognized in society. As women became even more separated from men and the light of the home, their female virtues and roles as wife and mother became more significant, this was known as the Cult of Domesticity. Elias Howe's invention of the sewing machine opened a new line of employment for women who began working in the clothing factories. As these innovations and technical advances were taking place, Lowell, added a new dimension to factory production that employed young, unmarried women. This newly developed labor system provided women with educational and cultural opportunities. Lowell believed that by providing safety in the workplace, comfortable living conditions, and a socially positive living and working environment, he could ensure a steady supply of labor.


The market revolution changed the way people worked and made production a lot cheaper. Since people all worked at a centralized location work became cheaper. The economy boomed and changed how things were made.

Drastic change in how manual labor was conducted in the United States. This development was marked by improvements in how goods were processed and fabricated as well as by a transformation of how labor was organized to process trade goods for consumption. Traditional commerce was made obsolete by improvements in transportation and communication.

The market revolution also brought about a change in industry and agriculture. Eli Whitney perfected a system of producing muskets with interchangeable parts.

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