How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect Social Change

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Between 1880 and 1919 the United States experienced major changes which were all due to the economic expansion, growth, and changes that the country was going through at the time. The country was going through an industrial revolution; moving away from mainly agricultural means and moving to new means. During this time all sides of the country felt the repercussions of this shift. Some such ways the country changed during this tremendous expansion were socially and politically in both domestic policies as well as internationally.

The industrial revolution was a major catalyst for social change. This revolution accelerated the growth of the urban population at an alarming rate. During this time material wealth increased tremendously, life was extended. Society was restructured in many ways. For the first time since the Neolithic Revolution, people were going outside of their homes to their workplaces. They had to now travel to get to where they would be making their money. The most common of which were factories that housed large pieces of machinery that would require a vast amount of floor space. In this powerful revolution, however, skill greatly determined the quality of life they lived. One repercussion in particular made it harder for some and easier for others during this time. During this time the skills that the workers needed were very different from the ones needed in the earlier economy. Another hard change during this time was the way in which women
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