In the late nineteenth century there were many key technological developments the account for the American industrial growth. Technological developments were not the only thing that contributed to the rise of the American industry: raw materials, labor supply, entrepreneurs, federal government, and and an expanding domestic market. Although there were many contributing factors, technological development was one of the principal sources to industrial growth in the late-nineteenth century.
During this Era there was quite a few new inventions that came out. A couple were television sets, newer radios, telephones, and (of all things that was produced at this time this item was the biggest) which of are automobiles. Automobiles were new to that mark and they boomed everyone who saw them off ads or television ads wanted one. But, with this large boom America started to be affected by these changes.
The early 20th century was a great time for America. Industrialization was booming as more and more factories were coming up in the most populous cities. Stockyard jobs were created in exponential numbers, employing many young people as well as immigrants. Hiring these naive individuals allowed for the hierarchical manipulation of these people. Capitalism was a large problem, feeding the bosses large suppers as the workers starved. Capitalism shown through the two articles, The Jungle and Fast Food Nation, is an underlying flaw in the meatpacking industry.
The American economy was greatly influenced by advancement in the 1800’s, which caused many changes in society and regional identities. Some of these advancements were in the areas of technology, agriculture and commerce. In this period we saw inventions such as the sewing machine, the waltham-lowell factory system, and railroads sweep the nation, and drastically alter the United States economy.
Due to the existence of the automobile, the United States economy was changed forever. Originally, cars were hand made and only purchased by rich men due to their price. Due to Henry Ford, automobiles were eventually made available to the masses due to the fact that he concocted a way to produce the machine cheaper. This method was the assembly line, which impacted the amount of jobs available and the increased need of highways. The Geography of Nowhere, written by James Kunstler, discusses how the automobiles transformed America’s economy.
Overall cars started a dramatic impact on society. In the 1920’s the model T was very know and was mass produced. As it was assembly line produced. As said by Henry Ford “Car prices lowered from $850 in 1908 to $300 in 1925 (The Roaring Twenty’s 6). The prices start to lower since the car was mass produced on an assembly line. The model T was the longest production run of any automobile in history (The Roaring twenty’s 8). Ford was efficient by the way they had made things mass produced. Henry ford kept his prices low by sticking to single products. The developed interchange parts. In 1929 the stock market started to crash. In 1920 the stock market was booming until 1920. When the stock market was crashing it began the Great Depression. Technology was at a hold until the Great Depression was over. The Great Depression was the deepest and longest downturn in history. The 1920s were a time of great industrial output of cars
One of the most remarkable consequences of the Civil war was the industrialization of the United States, which transformed the economy of the country. While certain industries, such as textiles and clock making saw industrialization during the first half of the nineteenth century, it was not until the Civil War that industrialization spread throughout America. The Civil War spurred the process of industrialization and encourages new production techniques that would have the greatest impact after the end of the war. Some of the significant reasons for the delay of industrialization of America after the Civil War were social, economic, political, geographic and legal reasons. The industrialization affected various groups of the society belonging to distinct races and ethnic backgrounds. It also led to the involvement of child labor and people belonging to all genders. It was only after the Civil War that the nation’s railroads became extensive enough to distribute the excess product created by the industrialized factories across different regions.
One notable, positive aspect of the 1920s was its booming economy. In a period known as bull market, the economy was booming and stock market trading increased, the economy flourished. Installment buying allowing Americans to buy more even if they didn’t have all the money. This helped the economy prosper throughout most of the 1920s. An important factor contributing to this economic was the automobile industry. As shown in Document 9, a graph from the Historical Statistics of the United States, the mass production of automobiles led to millions of people across the country buying automobiles. Automobiles gave people the opportunity to travel and go further from their homes within a short
The Roaring Twenties were full of dramatic, social, political, and economic changes ("The Roaring Twenties,1). Post World War I, the era marked the beginning of modern times with new and worthy developments. More and more people were abetted to live in the cities, most people had jobs, therefore money to spend, and they spend it by “having a good time” (McNeese,88). While the society got rid of their miseries; sciences, arts, and businesses renewed themselves by evolving. This research paper briefly gives examples from advances in technology, transportation, and entertainment while discussing their benefits to the United States.
The Industrial Revolution was a remarkable yet an destructible event that originated throughout the second half of the nineteenth century in Britain, before finding its way across the globe. This was an era in which technological innovation, mechanised inventions and rapid growth resulted in great changes to sectors like agriculture, manufacture, transportation, science, fossil fuels and demographic change. The revolution therefore had massive impacts on the world we live in today, and this essay will prove to do so.
With the advent of the Industrial Revolution bringing new forms of production, “America emerged as the world’s largest industrial power,” (Document 3). In becoming industrialized, America pulled ahead of the rest of the world in production exports. advancement led to America’s economy booming, which ultimately led to even more inventions and prosperity. The Industrial Revolution also introduced new production methods, such as the assembly line in Document 4. (Document 4). The assembly line, whose use in industry was spurred by Henry Ford in his automobile factories. The assembly line, interchangeable parts, and other inventions vastly increased the speed of production and lowered production costs. Because of these new manufacturing techniques speeding and cheapening production, “[People’s] clothes are cheaper, [People] have an infinite number of domestic utensils,” and [People are surrounded…with an infinite number of comforts and conveniences…within reach of almost all men,” (Document 9). Faster and cheaper production meant bountiful and cheaper products that could be sold to the public. Anybody could purchase a variety of products and comforts faster and far cheaper than ever before. As well as new production techniques, the Industrial Revolution also brought about better methods of
The Market Revolution was a period of economic growth and expansion in the 19th century America. This era included the physical expansion, intellectual expansion and economic expansion of the nation. Physically, canals and, more significantly, railroads were built and expanded. Trunk lines were installed in order to provide consolidation and more efficient connection. Intellectual ideas prospered the market revolution. The invention of the telegraph by Morse, the discovery of new rubber working methods by Goodyear and other technological advances increased productivity and expanded the scope of possibilities. Economically, the Market Revolution saw the rise of the factory system, the Lowell system and a new important work force: foreign
What is fundamentalism? Essentially, it is an adherence to the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to life and teaching. In his book, Fundamentalism and American Culture, George M. Marsden attacks the daunting question of “How has the fundamentalist movement managed to resist the pressures of the scientific community and the draw of modern popular culture to hold on to their ultra-conservative Christian views?” Not only does this History textbook answer that pressing question, but it also tells the incredible, encouraging tale of how Christian principles CAN survive in a godless world.
This also meant that there was a greater demand for industrial goods which created more wealth for industries and companies. Since there was a greater demand for goods it increased factory production as well. With large amount of resources, materials and growing population the third factor is new inventions alongside the railroad industry. These new inventions such as the telephone which was invented by Alexander Bell and also electricity which created the new age of technology. These revolutionize business ,personal communication in the united states which led to more job opportunities. As like the telephone , motor vehicles helped improve the network of transportation and communications ,it also created new job opportunities as well. The inventions of power driven machines helped maximise productivity and capacity with more products being produced in a small amount of time, this also created wealth and made it more easier to make goods and products. These factors led to more companies and industries such as the railroad industry which one of them was the transcontinental railroad that brought the resources from coast to coast with the help of land grants from the government. This made it easier to get resources to different areas of the nation in a small amount of time. It also expanded many markets. Since the economic change there was a lot of problems for the working class in labor and factory
The growing contrast between urban and rural lifestyles led to a surge in religious fundamentalism. Those in rural america believed that city life was full of sin, materialism, and temptation — a veritable spiritual wasteland. Some of this disdain was driven by jealousy, but not all of it. Fundamentalism, although religious in origin, was first and foremost a conservative state of mind that served as a check on the liberal, city point of view. Fundamentalists considered discoveries, such as evolution, blasphemous, and that lead to the beginning of the battle over the inclusion of evolution in the classroom. Tennessee passed a fundamentalist law forbidding the teaching of anything but creationism, and the American Civil Liberties Union financed a test case to prove the unconstitutionality of the law through the famous “Monkey Trial”. The law was deemed constitutional, signifying the triumph of the religious fundamentalists over the science of the cities (Garraty