Agriculture revolution brought in new farming techniques, production of cash crops and raw materials for industries and new farm machineries. Crop rotation and land consolidation indirectly led to industrial revolution. As a result of these developments, there was a period of high productivity and low food prices which means people in England requires less money to spend in food. Hence, they could spend more on manufactured products. Thus, it can be concluded that industrial revolution resulted in a shift from agrarian societies to urban societies.
By having an intercolonial railway, military movement, trade, and transportation in general, would significantly improve. By improving trade amongst the colonies, it made Canada more independent, and not have to rely on the United States to provide goods. From 1905 to 1913, the railway was built, running from Winnipeg to Moncton. It was built to help increase development in Quebec and Ontario.“Its purpose was to provide western Canada with direct rail connection to Canadian Atlantic ports, and to open up and develop the northern frontiers of Ontario and Québec.”(Canadian Encyclopedia). The effects and demands of railway had been immensely controversial.
If the south disagrees with the north and the north disagrees with the south then it stretches the north and south apart which is the definition of tension. Another way Manifest destiny increased tension between the north and south were they both had different ideas on expanding. John O' Sullivan stated, "The American claim is by right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and our democratic government entrusted to us," while the northerner William Loyd Garrison states "We are in good spirits, and serene as heaven itself, though the opposition is still formidable, and the present crisis one of no ordinary trial, especially in regard to the atrocious war with Mexico." This validates that Manifest Destiny increased tension
Railroads had a major impact on advancing the American economy, transforming America into a modern society, and improving an antiquated transportation system. The building of railroads created rapid economic growth in America. Railroad companies employed more than one million workers to build and maintain railroads. At the same time, coal, timber, and steel industries employed thousands of workers to provide the supplies necessary to build railroads (Chapter 12 Industrialization). In turn, railroad companies spent large sums of money purchasing railroad supplies.
The Industrial Revolution meant that they would need to buy expensive farming equipment, which many could not afford and also the demand for the amount of crops needed to sell to the textile mills was very overwhelming to the small farmers. The invention of the cotton gin led to plantation owners using slaves to pick the cotton and use the cotton gin. This also led to a caste system in the urban population. Also, many urban New Englanders thought the mills represented a form of
New labor saving inventions were beneficial in increasing the variety of goods available, and were liked by both employers and workers. An excerpt from the Leeds Cloth Merchant Proclamation in Support of Machinery, which reads “In the Manufacture of Woollens, the Scribbling Mill, the Spinning Frame, and the Fly Shuttle, have reduced manual Labour nearly One third, and each of them at its-first Introduction carried an Alarm to the Work People, yet each has contributed to advance the Wages and to increase the Trade”. (Leeds Cloth Merchant Proclamation in Support of Machinery, 72-74) Also, a letter by Joseph Delafield describes the benefits of a steam engine; “Last summer we set up a steam engine for the purpose of grinding our malt...Its great uses and advantages give us all great satisfaction and are daily pointed out afresh to us.” (Delafield, Assistant to Samuel Whitbread Brewers in a letter; “Industrial Revolution”, History.com) Throughout the Industrial Revolution, the transportation system of Great Britain drastically improved. The higher demand for coal in the nation led to many challenges to the nation’s transport system. This influenced many mine owners to finance new road construction, paid for with tolls.
Western fever would reach an all time high through the concept of Manifest Destiny, that essentially declared that the United States should expand west. American supporters of western expansion, viewed the West as the solution to brewing economic troubles. Jefferson and others thought that Manifest Destiny, was crucial in laying
From the article of railroads,“Not only did the railways provide greater opportunity through extending markets, they also stimulated more people to start businesses and thereby enter the markets. An extended marketplace provided a greater number of individuals the opportunity to produce and sell goods.” (Kelly) Opportunity overpowers the negative factor of the architecture and locomotives being unfriendly to the environment. Another positive factor that outdoes the negative is the advantages of mass production. In the article about nineteenth century architecture,“While the battle of styles was engaging the energies of the architects, great changes were introduced in industry. Mass production became possible in glass, iron and later steel” (19th Century Architecture).
With jobs readily available and profit margins through the roof the working class had more money than ever and were able to afford these commodities. General and convenience stores were taking advantage of this and advertising became a very important component of the industrial world. The downsides of this rapid-fire economy showed through the working mans long hours and poor conditions. Labor Unions began to become increasingly popular and this led to many small but successful steps in improving workers
More locomotives were built which meant more railroads, by 1850 more than 6,000 miles of railroads crisscrossed the country. The building of railroads created new jobs for farmers and the peasants. Since transportation became less expensive, goods were lower priced which created larger markets. The more sales made new demands which produced more factories which resulted in more jobs and business owners could reinvest their profits in new