America was left with an enormous problem after the civil war, thousands of unskilled people. But, through strategic decisions this would lead to tremendous industrial growth. Industrialization grew rapidly during the period of 1860-1900 as a result of a verity of factors .Technological advancements, monopolies, and political assistance would all contribute in making America one of the leading global powers.
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
The market revolution was just that--a revolution. Momentous changes occurred during this time in history that left a unique mark on the United States. These changes were mainly social and economic, according to Sean Wilentz.
Industrialization in the U.S. occurred in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. Industrialization is when society changed from mostly agriculture to mainly factories in cities. This provided more jobs. This has a negative impact on society.
Before the Cotton Gin was invented, the United States produced almost 750,000 bales of cotton in 1830. By 1850 this number had increased to 2.85 million bales. (Civil War History). The most used invention would have been the cotton gin, which was invented in 1794 by Eli Whitney. Whitney knew that the south needed a machine that could help the southern planters make cotton more profitable. That’s when he decided that the cotton gin would be the thing for the South. The cotton gin is a machine that removes cotton from its seeds. The cotton gin made the production of cotton much faster. This also helped the prices of cotton drop drastically. Cotton became a big part of the south, which increased slaves, and blue collar work. (FIND EVIDENCE). The
The Market Revolution was a game changer for America. It changed the lives of Americans, especially farmers. It allowed farmers to grow what they did best and bring to the market to sale and be able to purchase things they were unable to grow. The Market Revolution was made up of three parts: transportation and communication, transition to commercialized revolution, and industrialization. This brought on a social change,
Industrialization had a positively impact on U.S because Automobiles, Captain Of Industry , and light bulb and Electricity. The industrialization happened in the 1800’s. There was a lot of events that happened in this time period.
Between 1865 and 1900, Industrialization changed the way America continued about advancing. It brought about industries such as the railroads, steel and oil that generated jobs and opportunities, as well as economic wealth. Although these times were great for some - mainly the millionaires gaining fortune from their businesses and poor immigrants who found better lives in America than there were in their home countries - others, like the farmers and industrial workers, found a hard time making a living in the new, fast paced America. Farmers and industrial workers responded to the cruelness of industrialization by politically, financially, and socially.
This was one of the key inventions of the industrial revolution and shaped the economy of the South. Whitneys invention made cotton into a profitable crop and it strengthened the economic foundation of slavery. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention he lost the profits in legal battles over patent infringement, closed his business, and nearly filed bankruptcy.
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).
The impact of slavery on the Old South is a difficult measure to establish because slavery was the Old South. While the popular adage was “Cotton is King,” it was simply a microcosm of the delusion of the day. Truly, slavery was king. Slavery was the growing tension of the time, political catalyst and ironically crux of American power. To the masses, slavery was a social defining stance; the “peculiar institution” to some and a defining moral line to others, American life was changed depending on what view you took of slavery. No matter your stance at the time, one thing became clear: socially, politically and economically, slavery was the fabric of American success and gave birth to the Old South as we know it today.
In both Japan and India, machinery was used to increase the production of cotton and cloth. As time progressed, the pounds of machine-made cotton increased, while the amount of hand-spun yarn decreased. Machinery in India and Japan led to major advancements and an increase in the amount of textiles produced. The charts show that machines were increasingly effective in the production of textiles during this time period. Hand-woven textiles and goods had begun to decline due to the increase of product manufacturing by machines. These documents show that from 1884-1914, there was over a 400% increase in the production of cotton in India. The data from document one, may have been gathered by British colonial authorities because they were able to adopt European advancements.
Fortune and misfortune in the cotton industry. People always believed that the slavery situation was cruel and inhuman thing to do, but it was always linked to economic circumstances; Cotton and Slavery are the keys to the American economy, the industrial revolution and the capitalism in many parts of the world. Some articles confirm that the modern world is born within the factories, ports and cotton farms that belonged eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The majority of Indians craftsmen and European manufacturers and the African slaves extend to be part of the United States economy and the modern capitalism also to make the cotton a king.
Prior to the Civil War, cotton was the most exporting crop in American in the nineteenth-century. The weather and the soils in South were very well suited for growing cotton. The lands were relatively cheap as well, so there was many planters bought a lot of lands as they expanding westward. The South American could easily own a plenty of lands to produce a huge amount of cotton. Therefor, the South America had the largest cotton plantation to produce essential amount of cotton. During the time, the Europe heavily relied on raw cotton produced in America. Because of that, the cotton business had created many of rich people. The South America then was considered as the largest cotton industry in the world in the nineteenth-century. Most of cotton
Because of this they interested themselves with different cotton growers from far and wide that were distant across the creation, including India and South of the United States. I viewed a map in this website that showed the American cotton production throughout the initial phase of the Industrial Revolution. Most of this raw cotton, handled by slave work, was sold to the manufactures in England. The cotton manufactures sky rocketed as new discoveries that helped make textile fabrication progressively low-cost and