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Read the\u00A0supporting details\u00A0then answer the following question. What was meant by the passage\u2019s quote, \u201CCradle of the American Industrial Revolution\u201D?

A Lowell, Massachusetts was considered the foundation of the American Industrial Revolution

Even if you are unsure what is meant by the use of the word \u201Ccradle,\u201D you can use the preceding sentences to help you determine what it might mean. The sentences prior to the quote tell you that Lowell, Massachusetts was the first planned industrial town and it was one of the first towns to offer a public stock offering; thus, you can determine that it must have been the foundation upon which the Industrial Revolution was built.