Here are some one liners...
Off with Their Heads! The Reign of Terror is Here -- It is really horrible when in the name of love, liberty and brotherhood, thousands of people must lose their heads in France.
I Owe My Soul to the Company Store -- Sam Slater builds a town around his factory to attract workers that worry about their little girls traveling so far to work. I talk about child labor laws and the family farm.
In Other News -- The cotton gin, runaway slaves and Canada abolishing slavery, almost.
Off with Their Heads! The Reign of Terror is HereThe King is dead. The Queen is next. The French Revolution has just jumped the rails. Last year over 200 Catholics priests were murdered in what is called the September Massacre. France has established the Committee of Public Safety, granting it sweeping powers: "...a hand to grasp the weapon of the Revolutionary Tribunal."  But these are not patriotic Sons of Liberty singing songs as they dump tea into the harbor. Saint-Just and Robespierre (ROBES-pee-AIR) are power-hungry ideologues and they hold the "blade of the law". Death to the counter-revolutionaries is the rule... in the name of "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity). Oh dear God, they said it EXACTLY that way as they murdered thousands and thousands and thousands.  
- It is time that equality bore its scythe above all heads.
- It is time to horrify all the conspirators.
- So legislators, place Terror on the order of the day!
- Let us be in revolution, because everywhere counter-revolution is being woven by our enemies.
- The blade of the law should hover over all the guilty.
- -- The Committee of Public Safety 
I Owe My Soul to the Company StoreSamuel Slater is an Englishman who has come to America bringing with him an entrepreneurial spirit and the secret of the Industrial Age: the mechanized textile mill. That is why the English call him "Slater the Traitor." England has been importing American cotton and exporting cheap textiles to America. That works OK for the South (well... it has its problems), but New England would like the business. Currently, cotton is processed by hand at home, usually by young girls. Getting them out of the house and down to the factory is a problem. Slater pays the Mill Girls more than they could make at home but mothers are worried about their little girls when they must travel so far from home. (We are talking about girls aged 7 to 12. They really are "little girls".) Slater builds an entire town next to the factory and moves the families. He also provides schooling for the kids on Sunday and a company store. (shudder!) Hiring such young girls seems normal to the families since children at home learn how to make yarn at that age anyway. With the family there to supervise them, what could go wrong?   
In Other News
- Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin. "Gin" is short for "Engine". It removes the seeds from cotton, and turns that crappy cotton in the South into a cash crop. It also makes makes slavery profitable. 
- Slavery is abolished in Upper Canada (sort of). No new slaves can be brought in. Existing slaves remain so until death. Children of slaves are slaves until age 25. So... not exactly abolishing slavery but getting there.