In the early 1800’s, the Industrial Revolution began in America. New laws began to be enforced. Also, New machines, products, and jobs were created in this time, which changed the way people lived. These changes made life easier and overall better than before. The period of rapid industrial growth during the 1800s and into the early 1900s was more helpful than harmful because new transportation, safer and more jobs and more inventions were created.
The steam locomotive was a major part in the American industrial revolution making transportation easier, cheaper, and faster. The steam locomotive invention started with the steam engine. "This involves water and fire, which is used to create heat. Coal, or wood is frequently the fuel that is used to create the fire, although oil was also used. The fire is used to heat the water which in turn creates the steam that causes the wheels to turn"(Transportation History).
But actually, he changed citizen's life more effectively. First, he standardized money, weights, scholarships, laws, government, cultures, bureaucracies, and measures for better and convenient life for citizens. The government was well developed and very strong. Second, He also widened the roads for trading items, army and for people to visit. Which means if the trade rate increased, the economy increased too.
In 1755 he went to London where he found a professional to teach him. In 1763 to 1775 James Watt improved the steam engine he made it so that it would loose less steam. The Watts steam engine was important to the Industrial Revolution because it was a new and important source of power. The steam engine was more dependable then water or wind devices. Also steam engines could be placed wherever they were needed.
The Industrial Revolution forever changed both the environment and the economy of the United States. The rapid industrialization began due to the increasing availability of cheap labour, due to immigration, combined with new technologies such as coal powered machines. Almost from the outset industrialization began to transform the economy, by producing consumer goods, such as cheap textiles. Industrialization also allowed the U.S. to compete with European nations in manufacturing,
Industrial growth brought many changes to the transportation systems in the last 19th century. The creation of transportation systems such as steamboats, canals, and railroads made it much easier to deliver, and receive goods and services in the late 19th century. The biggest development of these transportation systems was the railroad, which would become to be known as “America’s first truly big business”. Railroad systems were able to transport goods, and services much faster, and further than any other transportation systems, which led to a mass amount of goods and services being sold, which in turn led to businesses, and business owners making more profit on selling their goods, and eventually turning their businesses into
Business grew rapidly, much of it by the steel industry. With larger quantities of iron ore being transported to factories, more steel could be made. More steel allowed for the laying of more railroad tracks. With more tracks in place, factories could ship their products to more customers. One built on the next, and the Industrial Revolution grew and expanded.
The 1920s was widely-known as the age of prosperity. With the economy booming, daily life was much easier and more enjoyable because of new technological advances and emerging forms of entertainment. The development of cars, both negatively and positively impacted America. The influx of automobile ownership was very demanding and became a part of everyday life. Henry Ford’s contribution to the auto industry revolutionized society and bettered the economy.