Hard and dangerous working conditions, the poor had to live in horrible poorhouses, filthy neighborhoods littered with garbage and filth from the sewer, causing the public health to worsen during the urbanization. Because of this spreading of disease by overcrowding, caused many people to die. Some of the more positive changes however was the emerging middle class, where workers built their fortunes from hard work that got people from the lower class better status in society, and the growing wealth caused by new factories in the urbanization. Some of the sanitation problems however got better after the public health act in
Tennent made apartment small to fit many immigrant family in to one apartment because the population was getting overcrowded in the city. Riis did research on people that lived in overcrowded homes and in bad condition, he investigate by seeing the role of the government in these neighborhoods he went through police and hospital record and found out that people were getting sick, especially children were mostly affected. Riis focused and saw that the living condition were unhealthy and unsanitary, that the apartment lacked pluming and proper ventilation. He found records that showed death rate in specific neighborhood in the city in 1888 he saw that death rate that year was 26.27 percent (Riis, p. 33). Not only was their high rate of diseases high, but also a high rate of criminality was high.
Change is the act of becoming different, or making something different. Change can have a negative effect if there are bad consequences, it could be positive if you are bettering yourself. Change through society can affect people 's personal change because if society or the environment is bad then people’s mental health will be bad and they won’t develop through life like they should. Industrialization created a positive change for American society by bringing new things like technology, jobs, and more money to America. Railroads expanded between 1865 and 1890 the number of miles jumped nearly fivefold, this promoted trade and provided many jobs.
Although the condition seems much improved, consumers don’t know the true fact- “Today, American citizens simply cannot know the working conditions of the factories that make the products they buy. We cannot know how the chemicals, tools, and technologies in these workplaces affect workers.”(In the Global Apparel Industry, Abusive and Deadly Working Conditions Are Still the Norm)-many workers have to inhale harmful gases, face dangerous situation everyday. More, reports indicate that women make up the vast majority of the workforce, but men make up the supervisors, which is the same as what happened in the Gilded Age. “The darker side of the growing population in cities was racial tension and
While the growth of industry was needed in Manchester for better development of modern society, it came with many issues. Issues raised by the growth of Manchester are due to technological advancements, poor working conditions, and health of the citizens. Document 6 is an example as it talks about
In the story “The Upside of Income Inequality”, Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy effectively express’s the importance and need for income inequality in our society. Furthermore, Holly Ellyatt’s newspaper article Income Inequality: Is It Good For Everyone? serves to also point out that economic success and greater productivity is linked to “income inequality”. Although it may seem extremely unfair for someone to make up to two hundred and fifty times as much money as someone else, this notion of “income inequality” actually benefits the society as a whole by encouraging others to work much harder in life and better themselves and their education. For example, the increase of income inequality in the 1980’s greatly increased the education for both women and men and other races such as African Americans.
In these two revolutions, it 's apparent that those of authority abuse their power leaving the outsiders feeling alienated. Financial hardship was one of the main factors caused in the French and Industrial Revolution. When the french people had no money, France had a debt that was led by Louis XVI because he implemented new taxations and reduced authority causing most citizens to revoke basic rights (History Channel: French Revolution). All of these factors created an atmosphere for Louis in order to fix the crunch. The french revolution was spanning and saw a majority of social and political change within the monarchies (History channel:French Revolution).
Review The progressive era in the early twentieth century was a period of severe social and economic inequality. Progressivism was a reaction to a variety of problems that were becoming more known to the public. It was a time in which many Americans found themselves between class lines and often felt a loss of identity. McGerr a professor of history at the University of Indiana explains the “four quintessential progressive battles: to change other people; to end class conflict; to control big business; and to segregate society” At the same time the great wealth and prosperity for the “upper ten” was being noticed throughout the country. Social and economic hardship combined with the rise of big business and corruption in politics is what started the “fierce discontent” felt by so much of the population at the time.
The 19th century was the era of the Gilded Age, where the economy was booming, bringing great changes that affected the lives of workers and entrepreneurs. During this period, there was a large influx of immigrants that were coming to America to look for job opportunities. The migration of immigrants proved useful as a source for cheap labor, allowing an even higher rise in the U.S. economy. While American industrialization may have benefited the upper class of the American society, the effects were opposite to the workers of the lower classes. This problem was especially worse for immigrant workers as their belief in the so-called American dream has been worn down due to the misery they had to endure.
Whipps continues, “Densely populated Europe, which had seen a recent growth in the population of its cities, was a tinderbox for the disease” (2). Also, since they had a lack of resources people were starving, causing their immune systems to weaken. There were many after-effects of the Black Death, such as, labor shortage, lack of religious faith, and Jewish people moving. Every factor played a part in causing the bubonic plague to become an
The dramatic economic expansion that American experienced during industrialization led to the creation of the extremely poor and the extremely rich. During the Progressive Era, New York faced overpopulation distribution and overcrowding of living arrangements in the city due to the migration. Inevitably, the class division in terms of the economy and social amongst the people made it impossible for Americanization of becoming together as a nation. Jacob Riis, and immigrant himself, a photojournalist and most important, a social reformer exposed the abuse and poor treatment of the tenements in New York City through his work How the Other Half Lives. He utilized the use of flash photograph, allowing him to capture and communicate in a very specific
Throughout the 1890’s, there were many things that some people believed to be beneficial, and others thought were counterproductive. There were many people who believed the dramatic increase in immigrants from unequal races were causing the disruption in the economy. While others found the increase immigrants was part of America 's job to give people the freedoms they deserve. Another issue was the excess of goods that America had produced. Many looked for ways to increase trade whether that was making allies or taking territory.
Conflicts between the new and the old had rose in the decade of prosperity.The new technology of mass production and advertisement encouraged consumerism in the time period. Advertisers used new techniques in selling their product by introducing an ideal and associating their products to the ideal. However, the ideal of the advertisements contradicted with the traditional
During the period of 1870 to 1900 large corporations, such as the railway company, grew significantly in size, number, and influence. The cause of this was the need for a new way of transportation, the demand was great so the railways expanded all over the United States so that they could meet these demands. These large corporations affected the economy by making it easier to pay for everyday chores, politics in the way that it gave politicians too much power but in doing so gave normal limited power. The corporations had great power and influence which made them a huge impact to society. The economy was consistent in the United States during the 1870’s but as the years went on large businesses were able to lower the cost of food prices, fuel and lighting
Samuel Gompers, influential leader of the American Federation of Labor, once stated: "Our movement is of the working people, for the working people, by the working people" (“Samuel Gompers”). Over the years, unions have proven this to be true. Although oftentimes detrimental to the economy, the labor effort changed the workplace for the better. Thanks to the persistent toil of unionists, justice was served where it was previously lacking. Labor unions noticeably affected the economy, improved conditions in the workplace, and increased wages for the common workingman.