But of course more positive outcomes came from the invention of the steam locomotive. Thanks to locomotives, more towns were built due to the fast and efficient transportation of building materials. This meant the population could easily spread rather than focus on few particular cities. It also significantly improved mining. The steam locomotive had may freights that carried resources to different places easily.
The life in the 19th-century for labor worker was from far easy. With all the wealth being generateing during the Gilded age very little of its wealth were given to the wokers. Even the best wages for a industrial worker were low, with long hours, working in awfully poor conditions. With safety rules and regulations being unexisted, it was hard to blame employers responsible. It was worse for women and children, who worked as hard or even harder than men, often time only revcieved only but a fraction of what a man earned.
The Industrial Revolution Progress in technology and economy led to big changes in society during the industrialization. The industrial revolution started in Britain at the end of 17th century, and caused increasing population, wealth and power. How was the working conditions for, people and children? How was the living conditions for the less wealthy? What caused the urbanization?
Factors such as labor specialization, technology, growth of urban centers, new roads, and the development of collective enterprises differentiated the time period from the Early Middle Ages. Population growth was a factor in the increasing specialization of labor, which included professions such as blacksmiths and miners. Specialization in commercial crops also existed in southern Italy including Sicily and Calabria. The development of new forms of technology also impacted the economy of High Middle Ages. Jordan notes that “the widespread diffusion of the technology was made possible only by the millennial revolution in iron production” Increased iron production was instrumental for cutting down the forests and plowing the fields of Europe.
The way in which the colonies made enough money to support England was based off as the geography of the land and how conducive the use of agriculture and cash-crops would be. The different climates of the New England and Chesapeake created different economies for each. In New England, the economy was based on shipbuilding and fishing because of long winters and the rocky soil that was not fertile. New England colonies, founded by primarily large families, only had small family farms as a result of the climate and turned to trade and industry rather than agriculture. The lack of need for farming for the economy led to the abolishment of slavery, as it was seen as unnecessary based off the economy.
It started before the beginning of the Civil War and ended around 1950. Production of goods moved from home businesses, which involved a lot of manual and hands on labor, to machine-aided production in factories. This meant that people were relying on factories/machines for their products. This revolution, which involved major changes in transportation, manufacturing, and communications, transformed the daily lives of Americans more than any single event in U.S. history. The Industrial Revolution tends to be viewed in two separate parts; The 1st Industrial Revolution, before the Civil War, and the 2nd Industrial Revolution, after the Civil War.
The start of the Industrial Revolution began in the early 18th century when people in Britain began to lack lumber in which they were using to build buildings and put into their ships for heating (Allen 1). “In their search for something else to burn, they turned to the hunks of black stone (coal) that they found near the surface of the earth” (Allen 2). “ In the space of a single century, the Industrial Revolution ushered in new machines and technology, rich new sources of energy, and lucrative new forms of business and commerce” (Hillstrom 10). In 1776, James Watt designed an engine in which burning coal began to produce steam
It also gave common people jobs- people had to make the charcoal. Charcoal was difficult and dirty to make, meaning that making charcoal was a lower class job, but still a very important job. If charcoal had not been discovered, then metals like iron and bronze would be much more difficult, if not impossible, to melt and forge into weapons and objects that changed how societal life was lived in the ancient
Centuries ago, fathers were primarily the main income earner, teachers of moral values and religious education to their children. This was the norm in a society that was largely based on agriculture and males worked in their fields. However, industrialisation and urbanisation has revolutionised the work force. Consequently, fathers started working outside of the home and factories emerged in major cities which became the source of employment for most fathers.
The Industrial Revolution that first occurred in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuriescenturys brought the introduction of machinery, opening up the door for manufacturing and mass production. However, somethingwhat we have to keep in our minds is that the Industrial Revolution was not a wise development. Aalthough manufacturing had many positive effects, manybecause there are people suffered due to the urbanization, pollution, and the labor problems during the revolution of industrialization. After the end of domestic systems of production, people began to rely more on factories to develop their economies as machines came into cities.
In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century America, The West, Industrial and Financial growth, Immigration, and Technological Innovation all took part in the society change in America. The change that resulted from these four things was that the American society would begin as a rural agricultural society and then would transform into an industrial metropolitan society. Major issues like the wipe out of bison in the West, American Indians being confined to reservations, the American Civil War, the capacity of the American Industry, bankers allowing businessmen large amounts of money to expand operations, and many other events and actions would lead to a more industrialized American society. The West had an impact on societies development because, with the completion of the railroads, it brought major economic development and opened up areas of the West for settlement.
Farmers were enticed by high prices persuaded farmers to grow a single “cash” crop. Profits were then used to buy food and manufactured goods. In the 1880s, bankruptcy fell into the nation and caused low prices and a deflated currency. As a result, there was not enough dollars to go around and caused debt. Farmers were forced to by expensive machinery to increased crop production, which were sold at low prices and caused even more debt..
The building and development of the railroad in all parts of the country were one of the most remarkable developments of the Industrial Revolution. With its creation and active operation, they brought significant change to the economy, society and the political world. The first railroads were built in Great Britain. America got the idea to construct them at home when they visited England and saw the impressive drop of shipping costs when it was done by railroads instead of by carriage, nearly a 60%-70% decrease. The first railroads in America were extremely successful.
In the 1800’s, the most common pattern of steam engine was the beam engine, built as a basic part of a stone or brick engine-house, but soon various patterns of self-contained portative engines (readily removable, but not on wheels) were developed, such as the table engine. Further decrease in size due to use of higher pressure came towards the end of the 18th Century when the Cornish engineer, Richard Trevithick and the American engineer, Oliver Evans, independently began to construct higher pressure (about 40 pounds per square inch (2.7 atm)) engines which exhausted into the atmosphere. This allowed an engine and boiler to be combined into a single unit compact and light enough to be used on mobile road and rail locomotives and steam boats.
This increase contributed to the debt and the loss of land that farmers struggled with, which have been expressed in the emergence of the People’s Party. Not only does technology contribute to the economic inequality in the past, but it continues to contribute to the financial frustrations in the modern century. With property prices soaring above its original value, most working-class Americans cannot afford to buy houses (American Workers Struggling). Middle-class members struggle to pay for rent, groceries, appliances, education, and technology; practical necessities that are important to their daily lifestyle. With technology increasing its expenses for services such as wifi, it creates more difficulty for working-class citizens to improve their vertical mobility.