The first city that was considered the “shock city” was actually Manchester, England. It grew very quickly, and it was the world’s first industrialized city and the home of the cotton industry, cottonopolis - a metropolis centered on cotton trading. Same as Manchester, Chicago was also the “shock city” of North America because of its rapid growth. Both cities were industrial cities, Chicago rose from a struggling village sunk in the middle of a grassland creek to a metropolis city. Between 1830 to 1880 (fifty years) the city’s population grew from five hundred thousands to three point four millions of populations.
The plantations previously constructed by the Spaniards produced an abundant amount of coffee and sugar that was exporting to Europe. They produced 60% of Europe 's sugar and 40% of its coffee which allowed St. Domingue to become one of the wealthiest colonies in the world. Essentially homing more slaves than any other segregated county an exception to
During the nineteenth century, Manchester,England was leading in textile manufacturing due to the cotton mill and it being the first industrialized city. The industrial growth increased the population to over 300,000 by a span of 100 years, this new increase was due to working class and immigrants. In document 1, there is a vast growth in the city of Manchester over the span of 100 years. Manchester was given representation in Parliament and the middle-class men received the vote. While the growth of industry was needed in Manchester for better development of modern society, it came with many issues.
During the mid to late 1920s, North Carolina was ranked as the largest producer of textiles in the United States. They produced things such as yarn, woven fabric, and spun cotton. Many of the mills were located in the Piedmont region. To keep up with the high demand and the competitive market, owners would “stretch out” the workers. Workers in these textile mills were as young as five years old worked in the mills.
Before slave labor boomed normal slave imports would be about seventeen thousand and after slave labor became more popular it rose to about sixty thousand annually in under two centuries. Slave labor mainly started to grow because of increases in cash crops such as tobacco. Without the acceleration in these cash crops, then it is possible that slavery wouldn’t become as popular as it did. Slavery spread through the colonies very rapidly. Colonies began to realize the money that they could save from having slaves instead of servants, so they took the opportunity.
, during Jackson’s presidency, “the federal government sold almost 50 million acres to the public out of the 88 million acres sold from 1820 to 1849” (Whaples 548). This shows just how much land Jackson granted his citizens within just 8 years, with his policy causing even more land to become available in years following his presidency. All this new land tremendously aided the American economy, as its agricultural production grew
They also talk about examples of how slave owners use their slaves and the growth of slavery. “Maryland generally: the city 's numbers nearly quadrupled, from 1,255 to 4,672, while in the rest of the county slavery increased by less than 15 percent.” This quote explains how slavery grows fast and even in specific places they grow faster than
The South was able to produce 7/8 of the worlds cotton supply. The South became more dependent on the planted field system and it’s full of force part, slavery. Notably, at that moment, the North was flourishing industrially. The North depended on factories and others
Many of the scientists agree with that the period of agricultural revolution has been occurring during 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe as a result of technological improvement and increased crop productivity. During the industrial revolution much more land had been taken under the plough to produce a greater agricultural production such as wheat and livestock forcing the ability of soils by means of several mechanization tools. Total land area of the world is about 13.5 billion hectares and only 22% (3.03 billion hectares) of that is actually cultivable and about 66% (2 billion hectares) is degraded. The soil loss was expected to go up to 10 million hectares annually by 2000 A.D. (Yadav, 1996).
In 1793, Eli Whitney transformed the slave culture and cotton economy with his new machine; the cotton gin. It separates the cotton fibers from its seeds. This allows for fifty times more cotton production bouncing from thousands of bales to millions of bales by 1850. Prices rose as well. Before his machine, slaves were used to pick and separate cotton, but it would take 10 hours to remove the seeds in order to get a pound of lint.
The Louisiana Purchase is one of the largest buys in American History. Many changes affected the size of the U.S in the early 1800’s. The Louisiana purchase took place in 1803 for the cost of 15 million dollars. The amount of money that was given for the purchase was very cheap at that time for the U.S. As a result Americans bought more land to colonize.
In American Colonies, Alan Taylor argues that “the sugar boom revolutionized the economy, landscape, demography and social structure of Barbados.” (p.210). Sugar became very important for everyone who grew it, especially in Barbados. By 1660, Barbados made the most sugar consumed by England. This made “more trade and capital than all other English colonies combined.”
The export of southern cotton was greatly responsible for the economic development of the North. In addition, the northern states profitable more from the south. Half of the southern cotton was exported to England. Cotton was used to made a lot of things in Europe, especially Great Britain.
The Louisiana Purchase was one of the largest land deals in history. In 1803, the United States paid approximately $15 million dollars for over 800,000 square miles of land from the French who originally owned it. This land deal was one of the greatest achievements of Thomas Jefferson 's presidency because it more than doubled the size of the United States at a time when the nation 's population growth began to quicken. Jefferson’s decision to buy the Louisiana Territory doubled the size of the U.S., and its borders went from the Atlantic Ocean merged to the Rocky Mountains, north to Canada, and south to the boundary with Spanish Florida.