With the landscape of America being changed by the expansion of the railroad–which tripled in miles between 1860 and 1890–and a growing population, mass production, distribution, and marketing drove the country into the “second industrial revolution.” Manufacturing and steel production skyrocketed, creating mass migration–and immigration–to industrial cities. With new technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs, the country experienced rapid economic growth. While it would seem that Americans had finally reached the land of milk and honey, it appears they had fallen short; they had arrived in The Gilded Age.
The Gilded Age was the period between the late 19th century and early 20th century. During this time, the United States underwent a period of immense economic, political, and social growth. During this time, politics were highly corrupt and were dominated by political machines, people or organizations that influenced the common people to get more votes in favor of certain politicians. Scandals broke out that put the government in a negative light and tarnished its reputation. There were many forms of corruption like political machines which were organizations that were designed to keep certain political parties.
Rapid industrialization during the Gilded Age affected the nation as a whole. The steady increase in population and industrialization lead to the creation of two different sects of the Common Man; the farmers and the industrialists. The farmers mainly gravitated out west due to events such as the California Gold Rush and the large amount of states joining the union. The industrialists worked on railroads and in factories created by corporations. Both the Common Man industrialist workers and farmers acted on industrialization by unionizing to fight against unfair treatment in workplace and by emphasizing the need for government regulation of the corporations.
I think America industrial growth have not occurred without the industrial giants of this period because they contributed many impacts to the rise of American industry. " Gilded age" is the term used Mark Twain to describe a period of the late 19th century when the wealth and prosperity of the American people dramatically increase. Industrial giants were people who have put up huge property according industrialization wave of America (rail, mines, banks, factories ...) with the smart, resourceful and brave too time also unethical. Industry leaders include John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie in steel. Both became leaders’ charitable assets donated their money to build a modern system, including hospitals, universities, libraries and foundations.
Throughout history money has been a major part of the economies of countries everywhere no matter whether it was a government made currency or a currency made from common need trade trading. During the gilded age the wealth of the country was rising grealy which brought on both positive effects and negative effects. The extent to which the accumulation of wealth being positive and and negative for the country was to a major extent. During this time the wealth of the country greatly influenced many people to make many different inventions.
A new era in US history changed transportation, resource production, societal norms, and building complexity. In 1865, the Gilded Age began alongside industrialization. With the introduction of industrial manufacturing, alcoholism would not be tolerated due to safety concerns. Alcoholism became a problem as the US population grew, primarily from European immigration. Coincidentally violence, poverty, and crime rates increased promptly.
Following the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the United States had an era of economic development in which the country rapidly transformed into an industrial nation by 1900. This era is referred to as the Gilded Age and during this time America had a significant increase in immigration, urbanization and most significantly industrialization and segregation. With this shift to industrialization, the country was in desperate need for vast numbers of workers to build and maintain these new industrial businesses, such as the newly formed transcontinental railroad, who could be paid a very low wage. Professional historians, James Henretta and David Brody, explain that women, immigrants and mainly children were used in these factories since they were willing to work and could be paid less (Henretta, Brody 505,506). As this economic boom progressed and the country had created an effective business model, the devastating conditions grew worse.
Within the 1920s, America experienced growth and prosperity during the 1920s. It was called the “Roaring Twenties” because it was an economic and cultural boom which helped fuel new technologies and industrialization. Many Americans had extra money to spend and they spent it on consumer goods such as home appliances, a Ford Model T car, clothes, or even radios. The stock market soared throughout the Roaring Twenties and investors purchased many shares and felt safe about it.
In the beginning there wasn’t much to America. President Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory in 1803. He sent the Corps of Discovery, led by Lewis and Clark, to explore the territory in 1804, now we have western America. In 1829, Andrew Jackson became president, he didn’t like the Native Americans. He had them leave their land and go elsewhere; Famously known as the Trail of Tears, they walked from their homes to a camp in Oklahoma.
The Guilded age was a period of wealth and improvement which was used to cover up poverty and corruption inside the united states. Eventhough there were lots of improvements, not only in technology but also in society, there were lots of problems. Problems such as corruption and poverty. As time went on people started to realise this problems and some got improved, but others didn’t. This gilded age was a problem.
The time period from when the Second Industrial Revolution was beginning, up until President McKinley’s assassination in 1901, is known as the Gilded Age. After the Civil War, many people headed out West to pursue agriculture, and many immigrants moved to urban areas to acquire jobs in industrial factories. It is in this context that farmers and industrial workers had to respond to industrialization. Two significant ways farmers and industrial workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age, were creating the Populist Party and the American Federation of Labor (AFL).
In a time after the Civil War, when a transcontinental railroad was created connecting the East and West, people began to move and settle across the country, creating new urban cities and manufacturing hubs. It was because of the railroad that the Second Industrial Revolution and the Gilded Age took place which rapidly increased the manufacturing of products through the new machines in factories and the spread of ideas by the telegraph and railroad. It was in this context that many farmers, as well, began to move West and experience a loss in the prices of their crops. It is also in this context that many workers were forced to work long, laborious hours with little pay. Farmers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age by forming organizations such as the Granger movement and the Farmers Alliance as well as creating the Populist Party.
Industrialization and Industrialists had many important impacts on America. The era of industrialization known as the " Gilded Age" opened up many new doors for the American people. The industrialist Andrew Carnegie had one of the biggest impacts on America by far. Carnegie was responsible for the production of steel.