The period from 1877 to 1920s economic, political and social crises hits the American society. During this period industrialization significantly impacted people 's lives in a variety of ways. The booming industries transformed America into urban culture. However, this transition came with complex social, economic and political challenges. Living conditions of workers, housing, transportation, epidemic, an environmental problem emerged with the growing industries and urbanization in the country.
The period of time after the Civil War and before World War I was a period of tremendous change in America. Although immigration is a major tenet of the United States, due to the changing economy, improvements in transportation, a shifting of the American people to the city, and deepening class divisions, industrialization was the most powerful force shaping the country between 1865 and 1914, followed by urbanization, and finally immigration. The most noticeable effects of industrialization are changes to the economy, alterations in the distribution of wealth, and the rise of organized labor. Overall, the growth of industry raised the standard of living for most people.
The Second Industrial Revolution affected the North, South, West, and Midwest in several ways. New unions and laws were introduced. More issues regarding differences in culture and social classes arose. Economies developed greatly with efficient farming technologies and manufacturing industries. Populations had major changes with increased amounts of people in urban areas around cities, and increased amounts of immigrants.
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?
What was the role of economics in driving changes resulting from the Neolithic and Industrial Revolutions? The Neolithic and Industrial revolutions were crucial to the advancement of economics. As a result of the Neolithic Revolution, the world began a transition from hunter-gathers to a more settled way of life.
Immediately following the Civil War, America began on the move to rebuild a nation where advance technologies are being invented as more citizens are giving more opportunities in their life choices. As the reconstruction of America shifted onto different approaches, there were significant changes in the perspectives of how certain ideas come into play. One such idea is the roles of genders and how each sex should play in society. Before the Civil War, males and females have specific duties that were designated for their gender. Males have the role of being “in charge” of the household because they provided the money, shelter, food, etc for the family, while the women was responsible for the housework and taking care of the children.
Why did the industrial revolution start in England ? Many things that contributed to the start of the Industrial Revolution in Britain , but their geographic luck,the enlightenment period, and the population growth where the most significant. The growth of the population was one of the things that sparked the industrial revolution in Britain. Many people began working “for wages in the new city, and eventually increased demand for products such as clothing”. One of the reasons why the industrial revolution started in Britain was because they had more of an advantage geographically.
Many women and children started to work because the introduction of industry and rapid rise of urbanization led to women and children having to work to pay for the bills, house and food. Farmers moved to cities while cities grew rapidly. As cities increased so did overcrowding, lack of housing, poor sanitary conditions, disease, and poverty. More slums came into place and settlement houses formed to help the poor and immigrants. Jane Addams founded the Hull House which was a social and civic center that helped the poor and immigrants.
Industrial Revolution The industrial revolution led to many major changes in Great Britain through the advent of science, technology, improvements to agriculture and economic growth. The industrial revolution began during the 18th Century and during this time improved the lives of many British citizens through the creation of new jobs, increased trade and the invention of new technologies. This essay will look at how the industrial revolution impacted on certain areas. Transport is not the same as it is today, back then people used carriages that were pulled by horses to trade, it took at least a few days to get from Manchester to London.
The agricultural revolution was a significant period in the industrial revolution as it developed widely with new and efficient farming techniques which lead to a massive increase in food production. People were now able to leave the farms and move into cities because there was sufficient agricultural production to support life away from the farm. New technologies were invented to meet the growing demand for these products, which lead to the first industrial factories. In the period of agriculture, people saw that it was a time to develop, therefore people started creating tools to help with the efficiency of farming and agriculture, a certain machine which was the plow, which is a device that contains blades that effectively break up the soil, plows created cuts within the soil for the sowing of seeds. Another device that was also created and was a massive upgrade in agriculture was the seed drill that was create by Jethro Tull in the 18th century.
Immigration largely affect the American industrial workers in many ways. One way the American worker was greatly affected was through the economic aspect of his or her life. More immigrants were coming to America everyday to work in the factories, which meant that there was a much larger workforce. This large work force was able to form and populate large labor unions to fight for their
255, 1994) this increase in demand for commodities in addition to the large amount of quantity supplied due to the competition, lead to a change in household behavior which preceded the Industrial revolution. He named this phenomenon, the “industrious revolution” characterizing itself by the redistribution of labor from self sufficiency, which means the production of home-made goods, to commercially produced goods and the reduction of leisure time as marginal utility of income (money) rose. Households were obliged to have an income in the form of money, owing to the fact that they started to desire already made products which had to be paid with money (Vries, p. 257, 1994). As Steuart (p. 59, 1770) stated “Men are forced to labour now, because they are slaves to their own
Because of the economic boom Americans felt the government should open to the people. The growing of the west lead to the need of moving the Indians westward of the United States. The revolt of westerners and northeastern elite led to a new political system. The new political culture was strengthening and transforming the
The Industrial Revolution was a shift from the domestic system to the factory system; it led to the mass production of goods and an abundance of jobs. Like everything in this world, this transition had its advantages and disadvantages. But ultimately it led to the way we produce goods as we know it. The Enclosure Acts shifted the domestic system to the factory system flipping the world upside down.
During the 19th century, the American people were experiencing a revolution concerning both the economy and religion, in what is recognized today as the Market Revolution and the Second Great Awakening. A rapid increase in the population within the countryside, and the development of new technology outburst a change in the economy from one of local exchanges to one governed by capital and capitalists. Family owned businesses began to expand and sold their items not only among a small community, but now products were being shipped to different ports along the colonies. The industrialization movement was rapidly approaching that “Indian removal was necessary for the opening of the vast American lands to agriculture, to commerce, to markets, to