In summary, there was a cyclical relationship between industrialization, innovation and consumer culture. Each of these aspects of the Gilded Age elevated the prominence of every other. Without the consumer culture, there would not have been nearly enough money being spent on the new products to justify inventing or producing more. The rise of consumer culture played an important role in the enormous economic boom of the Gilded Age, as it provided the demand for
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. Steel was a much needed resource during the Gilded Age, as railroads were the most popular mean of transportation.
Between two wars The Civil War and World War I was called the Glided Age. The Gilded Age grew a accelerated industrialization of factory based steel mills, also a country based on railroad for transporation,blooming cities and in science. The Gilded Age also grew in social chage and economic growth, creating new opportunites for entrpreners. The effects of the industrialization on American 's were work labor which lead to the orgin of The Kinghts of Labor. In addition with such the rising of industrial the citites grew which lead to immigiration and also the creation of the hull house.
Politically, economically and socially the Gilded Age was truly a “Gilded Age”. Noteverything added to the “Gilded” effect of the time period. The “robber barons”, two major de-pressions and the labor unions (though not originally a bad thing) did add to the age.The Gilded Age saw the rise of Andrew Carnegie, John
The Industrialization of America no doubt was a leading factor that turned it into the super power it has become today. America was large enough, had enough supplies, and boosted its American innovators that the Industrialization of the country catapulted it into one of the most powerful nations in the world. This feat was very impressive considering how young the country was at the time and still is today. All of this, however, would not have been possible without the average American worker working the factories and making the goods. From the Civil War to the beginning of Americas imperialistic period, the worker faced hardship and adversity in their lives battling out working conditions or struggling to maintain a living with such unfair
Collective bargaining wasn 't guaranteed; workers often worked long days and long weeks for low wages. Children were paid lower wages than adults for the same work week and the same jobs. The Wagner Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act were enacted to combat the problems of factory workers. The FLSA established the 40-hour work week, restricted child labor that was competing with adults, and established the minimum wage for covered jobs at 25 cents an hour. Because savings were wiped out with the bank failures, many elderly and disabled people had no way to support themselves and were not able
In the late 19th century, America underwent several changes that transformed the American way of life. The American Civil war played a significant role in the process of urbanization and industrialization, the rise of the corporate powers, and an increase in the wealth of rich people. The expansion of America towards the west was one of the significant reasons that contributed towards these changes. It was the time full of opportunities, and many people understood the importance of it. Many industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie made huge amount of money by investing in the steel and expanding the railroads.
Dat Chenh Prof. McNee History 313 03/13/2017 The Free Nation Industrialization. An inevitable event which took place during the late 19th and early 20th century also known as the second industrial revolution; marks an important turning point for life inside the United States. The most important contribution to the revolution was steel. With growth in production along with the significantly lower cost compared to iron, steel was the answered to new inventions in construction such as skyscrapers and in transportation such as trains and railroads. While the rise of industry brings many jobs and wealth to American soil, it also brings changes to working class Americans.
Banks handed out loans to people but when the stock market crashed, they couldn’t pay back the loan. Nearly half of the banks failed causing savings to disappear. Other problems Americans faced were very low income, and unemployment increasing gradually. People nearly had no money to even almost afford themselves their own life. Problems and hardships were faced during this time period, but there were solutions such as the Townsend plan, soup kitchens and many more trying to be made to help this dreadful situation.
The industrial revolution was an incredibly difficult time to be a factory or mine worker. With the textiles and mining industries still in their early stages, labour laws were loose and working conditions ranged from uncomfortable to downright dangerous. As Britain transitioned from an agrarian society to an industrial one, throngs of people found themselves out of work and seeking jobs. Employers could set wages as low as they wanted, since people were so desperate that they would work for very little money. Employees were expected to work for 14 to 16 hours a day and were payed only 10 cents an hour, if they were lucky.
In the early 1900s, The U.S. had faced a lot of problem. The overcrowded cities as a result of too much immigration was one of the major problem. There were too much competition to find a job for most of those who weren’t wealthy, so most of them have to work even in the worst condition with the least wages. The working condition was terrible there were too many workers, and business owners who were interested to pay the least wages to get the most profit. Workers had to work hard to keep their job and be able to pay their bills.
Factories were paying far too little for someone to feed their whole family for that little, so many either would die or would turn to crime to survive; these laborers wanted equality. Men, women, and children were working and got employed in factories to work, and the dangerous and strenuous labor that children were put through to help the family expense caused many young children to die. Workers individually could not stop corporations, but collectively they could make an impact on their wages. The corporations eventually had to succumb to the pressure of labor supplies because the National Trade Union convinced the majority of the labor force to work from 12 hours a day to 10 hours. After the labor unions won, workers worked less, and they still had the same salary.
This was an extremely dangerous job and was stopped once the air brakes were invented. Another negative part of the railroad workers was the lack of payment that they received. Railroad workers made barely two dollars for a twelve-hour day. The harsh work, low pay and long days led to many angry workers that went on strike several times. The largest strike was in Baltimore and Ohio.
The most immediate effect of the Great Depression was an increase in unemployment. With the market crash and the closing of banks, jobs became very difficult to maintain. By 1929, approximately nine percent of the labor force was unemployed. In just four years, unemployed rose to nearly twenty-five percent(DOCUMENT F). Men, who worked full-time were for the most part fired.
Little did anyone know, everything they did was gradually setting the country up for economic demise. Factories were producing more than people could purchase, therefore losing many materials and money. Plus the government was giving out loans that people couldn’t pay back, which gradually brought debt throughout the country. Political wrong-doings, unhealthily high productivity rates, unequal distribution of America’s assets; these were all things that seemed good at the time, but proved to be more bad than good as it led America into its darkest time: The great Depression. At the time of The Great Depression, the US president was Herbert Hoover.