The three innovations discussed were the automobile, the telephone, and the lightbulb. These innovations allowed travelling and the transporting of goods to be very easily accomplished, made communication between other people simpler and more efficient, and allowed for better and safer ways of lighting to be established. The automobile affected midwestern farmers by allowing midwestern farmers to be able to transport their goods to other cities or to new markets. It affected middle-class urban residents by allowing them to travel to other places more often. The automobile made factory workers have to work harder to meet the expectations of their boss because the automobile could ship out goods made from the factory more quickly.
All over the country, the cycle of gentrification is displacing lower-income residents. Gentrification usually done by middle class themselves, without developers, and without much help from government. In most American cities, as sociologist William Julius Wilson has argued, de-industrialization and the ascendancy of the information age have inverted traditional structures of urban life. With most factory jobs shipped abroad or lost to automation, professional white-collar jobs and low-paid service jobs with few benefits are taking their place. Meanwhile, white-collar workers eager for convenience and a neighborhood are flocking back to the central cities.
They are practically forced out of their former town because they usually cannot afford bills and taxes and move to a town with lower bills. The type of segregation that happened sixty years ago was when blacks had to use different facilities and were limited to different jobs.
Immigration is a worldwide phenomenon. Better income, higher education and improved living standard are the goals of every immigrant searching for safety and stability. They move from their homeland leaving their jobs, homes and some also leave their families to search for a better job. There are advantages of immigration for the host country such as job vacancies that immigrants fill for minimum wages. Income growth that results from buying and saving money is another advantage.
Also all of the secondary business went down too, so nobody bought anything so all the workers were unemployed. Afterwards the businesses which relied on others, for example cars rely on tyres so if the tyre business went down then the car business would have to go down. This happened all over America and had a huge knock-off effect on the farmers as they need a lot of farmers to grow crops. This was all because of a financial disaster, and all of the countries around the world were involved and lasted for a decade. This links to the novel because Lennie and George signify a s being from the depression and looking for jobs.
The appearance of the railroad in the early 19th century created a revolution in the transportation for the development of the economy and the society. This invention, eventually, also brought a lot of outcomes as well as disadvantages for the people living near the routes and the stations. First of all, the railroad system increased the carrying capacity and reduced the shipping cost. Not only people near the stations received this benefit but also the rural area where the railroad system reached. “Railroads provided a quick, scheduled, and year-round mode of transportation.
Later, laws were passed against African-Americans and they were called the Jim Crow Laws. African-Americans were treated like second class citizens. These laws made racism legal. Black men couldn’t shake hands with a white man because it made it look like they were of equal status. Black people couldn’t show love or any sort of affection to each other in public.
The final area I researched dealt with the effects on President Hoover’s presidency. During his presidency there was strong opinion he was to blame for the horrible economy because he did little to nothing to help improve people situation. As a result people started to refer to items using his name snidely. An example were Hooverville’s where the homeless population lived in communities of tin structures and had no access to heat, water, or the newly introduced electricity. A few other examples included Hoover blankets, newspapers that were used as blanket, and Hoover flags, an empty pocket turned inside out.
Since the creations of plantations, immense landowners controlled the economy in their market while diminutive landowners would often struggle to stay afloat or reach the success of wealthy plantation owners. During the industrial revolution, poor whites moved from plantations to factories and every member of a family, including young children, would get jobs in factories. Factory owners would often cut corners in order to save money while the factory workers were the ones affected. Factories were not safe and would catch fire often killing the workers inside and the pay received for the work was barely enough to support a family. All these examples show that poor and working-class whites also had little opportunity to realize the American Dream.
This didn’t help the quality of life back in the nineteenth century. While this is all true, the positive factors far outweigh the negative factors. Alternatively, American lives have been affected positively because of the many opportunities architecture and the construction of railroads offered. In fact, many job opportunities also became available in the careers of construction and architecture. From the article of railroads,“Not only did the railways provide greater opportunity through extending markets, they also stimulated more people to start businesses and thereby enter the markets.
Serfs were no longer tied to their previous plot of land. Due to a severe labor shortage, serf survivors were able to demand higher wages and better working conditions from their new landlords. This may have contributed to the rise of capitalism. Many serfs moved to cities and contributed to the rise in urbanization and industrialization. (Cultural) Medieval society did not know what caused the plague or how it spread.