It is no lie that, at the beginning of the 20th century, many workers migrated to Detroit as they focused on getting blue-collar jobs (Millington 282). These emerged because of the rapidly developing auto plants in the city. They gave everyone the confidence that, with admirable competencies and ethics, it was possible to own house, buy a car and attain economic stability. That made Detroit one of the dream cities in the US. Others with similar industrial development included the likes Chicago with its meatpacking companies and Cleveland with its numerous steel mills.
During this time period, rapid expansion westward, centered around railroads (the total length of which doubled between 1865 and 1873) helped to expand markets and transport materials. Furthermore, there was no shortage of materials to transport and process. For example, the United States was producing four times as much crude iron as Britain by the year 1900. Due to this
In the 19th century, a major way of transportation was crafted. This was called the Erie Canal. This Canal led to great economic growth throughout the United States. For example, the Canal brought in many people through the seaports in New York which made it more busy than it already was (Doc. 1a). This made New York City grow tremendously between 1830 and 1860 (Doc. 1a).
After the transcontinental railroad was created, the Railroad industry grew tremendously. In the 1890’s, America had over 163,000 miles of train tracks. There were also many technological advances. These advances were the agreement on the size of the standard train track, the development of the automatic coupler, and the air brake. These advances made the transportation of goods across America safer and
2016 Clinton beat Trump 49% to 48% in Monroe County showing a variance from the rest of Pennsylvania which overall leaned toward Trump. In these years 2000, 2010 and 2016 we see the growing Democratic trend from the influx of New York City liberals. Conclusion Between these two counties we can draw some interesting comparisons and contrasts.
During this time, population greatly increased around the world due to the improvements in technology, medicine, as well as the spread of crops after the Columbian Exchange. Population increase and urbanization led to the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Britain was the perfect place for the birth of the Industrial Revolution for it had raw materials (iron, coal), a stable government, and was close to water. In a matter of years, the Industrial Revolution had spread around the world to places such as Germany, Russia, Japan, and the United States, creating trade focused on manufacturing goods such as cotton textiles, and lead to the inventions of the railroad, steam engine, telegraph, and steamboat. Trade among the Atlantic Basin was no longer focused on cash crops and agricultural products, but shifted to new technologies and manufactured products created because of the Industrial Revolution, with Latin America as an exception, for it did not become
During the Gilded Age the United States became the leading industrial nation in the world, built a powerful navy, defeated a world power, and acquired a large overseas empire. It was also transformed by the values of a new industrial and urban society. The most important and most influential development for Gilded Age America was the rise of industrial capitalism and the burgeoning of corporations that controlled nationwide industries and that supplanted the small, locally owned factories and businesses around which the national economy had hitherto been constructed. 4. During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy.
• Industrial cities grew due to the vast number of immigrants arriving from all over the world and industrial booming, which provided jobs to many arrived immigrants and the living American’s in the cities. Around 60 million immigrants arrived to America in between 1800’s t0 1900’s. Many were Chinese, Japanese and southern Europeans (also known as new immigrants).
In the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s the U.S economy underwent an enormous increase in its industrial and production growth of its services. Copious resources and an expanding labor force from immigrant labor, government policy, and entrepreneurs facilitated a large shift in production of manufactured goods and services. The First industrial revolution shifted production from artisans to factories, and the second revolution gave way to the expansion in the organization, coordination, which helped push the large scale of the new industry. One of the first major factors was the immigration and the technological and transportation evolution across the U.S. As stated, “...more than 25 million immigrants came to the United States between
The war had made the United States the banker for all the other nations. Businesses and Manufacturers were able to push and expand their companies and products to unseen levels of growth and development because funding backed by investment houses such as JP Morgan. Detroit was defined as “financial” by Kevin Boyle.(Kevin Boyle pg 3) In the outskirts of detroit Henry Ford was building an automobile factory large enough to employ all of Nashville or Norfolk. Detroit 's leading retailer, J. L. Hudson, began construction of a store twenty-one stories high making it the world 's tallest building at the time.(Kevin Boyle pg 3)
The 1920s were an exciting time of change and economic prosperity, as the recession at the end of The Great War was replaced by an unprecedented time of financial growth. The stock market soared to unbelievable heights, buoyed by a new industrial revolution. Which saw the development of new inventions and technologies that changed America drastically. For example, industry leader Henry Ford developed the assembly line, which enabled mass production of the new automobile an invention that changed the nation more than anything else during this time. This was an era many more wonders as well, such as the airplane, radio, and motion picture.
After years of development, Grand Rapids has attracted the attention of a number of large international companies, they locate the headquartered at Grand Rapids, such as Steelcase, Amway, Meijer. In addition, Grand Rapids is also an important center for General Electric Company aviation
When the Baltimore and Ohio railroad opened as the first American railroad, a national revolution began. The opportunities that train travel gave to America allowed large growth from city to city. These railroads were built thanks to the determination of people who believed that they could make America better. The railroads advanced so greatly, they surpassed all of Europe’s systems of transportation. These railroads created ease in everything from transporting merchandise to travel to working out wars.
There were many factors that cause to change the American society. In 1920s the American economy began to become strong and the automobile introduced a new way of life to America and pushed America forward. In addition, the American people enjoyed the highest standard of living and they were able to afford luxury items. The motor car industry was the new form industry and it used the method of mass production and assembly line. Henry Ford was a pioneer who produced a car for ordinary family and manufactured the first Model T and reduced the prices by mass production.