Many causes are responsible for the growth of the Atlantic System from 1500 to 1800. The sugar demand increased and so did the need for workers; since merchants had access to slaves they stole and bought them to work for them on sugar plantations and mills for
Looking at the past, and exploring technologies that have had an impact on society is a valuable tool for entrepreneurs. There is much to learn about the Industrial Revolution and how the technologies developed at the time played such a huge role. The Industrial Revolution first instigated in England, then spread like wildfire throughout the world during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The lives of ordinary people was transformed dramatically, by a series of engineering inventions and industrial achievements allowing industry to develop so fast that society could barely keep up.
The Industrial Revolution started in the 18th century and has severely influenced the way humans interact with each other and their environment. It started in Britain in the mid 1700’s, replacing manual labor with machines, and fossil fuels replaced water, wind, and wood’s jobs. The industry that saw the first benefits of this revolution was the textile industry. This revolution spread all over Europe and to America within the time period of one hundred years and not only allowed production quantity to increase, but also elevated the quality of the products and has changed the world we live in (Stearns,7). Urbanization is one of the most lasting features caused by the revolution, and its effects can still be seen these days.
Secondly, with all the factories that Europe has, it gave them more improved weapons such as guns, armed ships, and fortifications. International trade is one of the things Europe did for resources. The coal mines and textile factories played a big role for the Europeans. Steam engines and furnaces needed coal and clothes were made in textile factories. Raw materials like food and wood allowed Europe to expand.
Quickly after, it was a sudden technological transformation in America. The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing which started in Europe. Being influenced by plantation owners and their businesses others in Europe decided it was a time for change and new ideas started to emerge. There was a rise of wage labor with the help of the Industrial Revolution which helped benefit each group of people, money wise.
(Doc 3). While these companies became wealthier, workers became poorer. For example, the laborers working in the Ohio railroad company barred train’s passage to rebel against their third pay cut. All forms of strikes and boycott emerged in the nation since no minimum wage was set. The workers risked their jobs to
The Industrial Revolution was an increase in machinery that helped to produce goods within the textile industry. It started in England in the 1700’s. Beginning in the middle of the eighteenth century, machines did this and other jobs as well. It also greatly improved farming methods. The Industrial Revolution began because England is abundant in natural resources, people left to that area for jobs, and inventions made it easier to perform those jobs.
Print.) However, the industrial revolution did not just stay in its origin of England, it diffused all throughout the world. The industrial revolution made life in the 1700s and 1800s easier because of the various inventions created, such as the cotton gin in the United States of America; the cotton gin separated the seeds from the cotton making working faster and easier. The industrial revolution made use out of resources in a country to make new operations of manufacturing. For example, the steamboat reason for its created was to serve as a mode of transportation that used the resources of steam power and rivers.
By the early 1800’s, the vastly growing cotton industry soared as cotton became the nation’s most important and valuable export. The development of the cotton gin only further propelled the cotton industry into economic success. The cotton gin took care of the hard tedious work that slaves used to have to undertake and increased the pace and the quantities in which cotton bales were produced. Working among the cotton fields, slaves adopted the gang system. The gang system was most commonly used in the cotton industry; to speed up production but also formally used among tobacco and sugar production.
This resulted in people from the country side moving into the city to work for wages, which led to an increase in demand for products such as clothing. These items of clothing were made by the textile industry. The cottage system was responsible for this -The cottage system served as transition from rural to industrial economy, this system relied on wage labor and a market to buy and sell raw materials such as cotton and clothes- however this system could not keep up with the demand of the increasing population. Another factor that supports the theory as to why The Industrial Revolution took place in England and not another country was that Britain had an abundant amount of iron and coal resources which allowed for the making and powering of new machines such as the locomotive and steam-powered machinery used
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.
Dan Lawler Fall – 2015 Eric Foner, the author of our textbook, “Give Me Liberty!” calls the Industrial Revolution, urbanization and accompanying economic expansion of American society in the early nineteenth century a “market revolution”. There are many significant changes and developments that make up this revolution, a few of them being the creation of canals, steamboats, roads and the cotton gin. Foner also describes how the revolution affected differently the north and the south.
What was the Industrial Revolution? By definition it is “The rapid development of industry that occurred in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuries, brought about by the introduction of machinery. It was characterized by the use of steam power, the growth of factories, and the mass production of manufactured goods” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/industrial-revolution). With the production of the varieties of goods it further the development of lower class and upper classes. With new jobs and experiences the middle class developed, creating a way for families to get education and products of the upper class would have, but this created disadvantages and advantages in many ways.
After the Civil War, the American Industrial Revolution made the Americans the most industrialized people in the world. This economic phenomenon was unprecedented in history. There were several factors that led the American economic prowess and prosperity. The Americans were blessed with natural resources. A liberal immigration policy insured a steady work force.
The author argues that the growth and production of cotton sparked an industrial revolution which increase migration. Once America expanded West and signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, America had a large amount of land. Specifically, it was the Alabama River Valley, which had great farming capabilities. With cotton prices rising, a mass migration occurred and people flocked to grow cotton. The author states that cotton fueled an “expansion of transatlantic industrial capitalism” which at the time was equivalent to sugar in the Caribbeans and oil in the Middle East.