In turn, railroad companies spent large sums of money purchasing railroad supplies. The cycle of employing large numbers of workers, building the railroads, and spending large sums of money stimulated extraordinary growth in the economy. In addition, railroads caused the remarkable growth of nationwide marketing in America in the late 19th century. Railroads allowed mail-order
In 1694, Thomas Savery invented what would revolutionize the united states indefinitely, he called it the steam engine. This invention lead to the first steam engine locomotive which many would say was a beneficial turning point in the industrialization of america’s economy,allowing the steam engine to be used on the railways. Although the railroads did impact the United States and certain groups in positive ways,there were also negative effects that occurred. During this time period, there were many chinese immigrants that entered the United States who made up most of the workers that built the tracks. Business owners made lots of money from the railroads because they were able to transport goods farther and faster with ease.
This progression of manufacturing led to a larger middle class, as people found the desire to buy luxury goods for themselves once again, leading to economic enhancement. Nationalism was further highlighted by the Tariff of 1816 - the first tariff in American history, which was instituted primarily for protection, not revenue (Borneman 261). The expansion of industrialization as a result of this enlarged middle class demonstrated America’s need to expand their self-sufficiency; because before the war, America greatly relied on foreign countries. The War of 1812 revealed the necessity for a better transportation system, economic independence, and independent markets, all of which came to fruition as a result of the
During the 1800s there was a unification of the economy. The Market Revolution caused major changes to America and the economy. More Americans moved to larger cities to find work in factories and warehouses. Urbanization of the North was expanding rapidly, and some cities tripled in size due to the sudden influx of farmers and immigrants.
In the 19th century, a major way of transportation was crafted. This was called the Erie Canal. This Canal led to great economic growth throughout the United States. For example, the Canal brought in many people through the seaports in New York which made it more busy than it already was (Doc. 1a).
Following a quarter of a century of war, Europe saw a period of peace from 1815 to 1853. Due to the impact of the industrial revolution, this peacetime saw great changes in the nature of warfare. Mass production and improved technology and communications were at the heart of industrialisation. More broadly, industrialisation had also created a more urban and organised society, able to support population growth. These changes stimulated a large increase in the destructiveness, power potential and size of military forces.
The Erie Canal was the start of great economic growth in America, but specifically New York. As Document 1A states, “By 1825, the Erie Canal gave another boost to New York’s already busy seaports.”(Doc 1.) This lets us know that although the seaports in New York were fairly busy, the Erie Canal made it one of the leading seaports in America. The Canal not only boosted the seaports, but it had a lot more success than dirt roads used. Using the canal, you can get to where you need to be within 8 days, rather than 21 days in a wagon.
The shift from a subsistence economy into an industrialized, market-oriented economy was also made possible by a “transportation revolution” that was encouraged by state governments that provided economic aid for such internal improvements as turnpikes, canals, and railroads. Improvements in transportation thanks to national roads lowered costs and linked farmers to markets. It had used to take 90 days to go from Louisville to New Orleans before. Improved water transportation thanks to steamboats dramatically increased the speed and lowered the expense of commerce (transportation cost decreased 90%) River traffic capacity increased 100 fold from 1820-1860 because of innovation of flat-bottom boats. The Erie Canal is the most successful example
The American Renaissance began in the United States during the late 1820’s; this movement broadened Americans’ literary and artistic horizons. The Transportation Revolution was one of the main causes of the American Renaissance; it increased the consumer demand for books, and by 1850 nearly seventy-five percent of books in the United States were written by American authors. During this time the Romantic era was taking place in Europe; this also contributed to the rise of the American Renaissance. Americans began to try and convey their nationalism through writing and art, as well as capture the uniqueness of the United States (Stewart 11). There were many significant authors that published works during the antebellum period.
Triangular trade led to world economy growing rapidly as more goods were being made and traded more than ever before. In conclusion both religious factors and economic factors played a huge role in the colonization of America, but in different ways. The British wanted to ensure economic dominance through their powerful monarch. The new settlers came seeking a better life, along with wanting to create a society based on freedom. To each their
The U.S. was awash in an abundance of natural resources from its newly acquired territories, a growing supply of labor immigrating from Europe, and the migration of emancipated African Americans North and West, an expanding market for manufactured goods, and the availability of capital for investment. The Second Industrial Revolution took local communities and their new products out of the shadow of large regional agricultural based economies which was assisted by new labor forces and production techniques. During the Second Industrial Revolution, innovations in transportation, such as roads, steamboats, the Eerie Canal, and most notably railroads, linked
Trains helped and worked in various ways during the 1800’s. Railroads were helping the economy surge forward. As the system grew, farmers and manufacturers could ship goods further. Railroads tied the communities together and helped cities grow. Early engines had three main parts the boiler, cylinder, and condenser.
Between 1865 and 1900, immigration, government action, and technology impacted the social, cultural, and economic realms of the American Industrial worker. Immigration increased greatly to America because the industry was booming, and news of this new, industrial America was spreading throughout Europe. The government took actions to help the average industrial worker, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Hatch Act. Technology affected the industrial worker through inventions, reinvented landscapes, and convenience. Immigration largely affect the American industrial workers in many ways.