In the mid 1800s industry was advancing and children of all ages were working in dangerous factories. People attempted to strike against these rules, while some decided not to. In the book ¨Lyddie¨ by Katherine Paterson, the main character Lyddie has a job in a factory with very poor conditions and long hours. Since this was only the 1800s, child labor laws were not yet established and Lyddie was recently introduced to her idea of rebelling against the rules for more rights. There is a petition going around that supports going on a strike and Lyddie doesn 't know if she should sign it.
In Katherine Patterson's novel Lyddie, the main character is facing a difficult decision to sign a petition to decrease the number of working hours and decrease the dangerous working conditions. On on hand, she thinks she should sign because of how it is affecting her and her friends, but on the other hand, she could get blacklisted for doing so. Lyddie is working in a mill with harsh working conditions. The air is polluted, humid, and on top of all that, the hours they spend in the crowded room with the looms is over fourteen hours each day. She traveled from her home at the farm, then to a tavern where after being fired, realized the best place to go was to Lowell, Massachusetts.
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.
For example, the author gives the example, “Other women entered new occupations created by the Industrial Revolution, which replaced the work of individual craftspeople with machine manufacturing.” This quote comes to show that because of the war women were given new opportunities to explore. Another example to show how the war changed the lives of women is, “ The civil war, and the absence from home of so many men, brought profound challenges and opportunities to all women.” Which shows that women 's lives changed by the civil war because the men were gone and the women got to fill in their jobs, which was a huge improvement from what they were doing before. Finally, the author shows how the women’s lives changed for the better, after the civil war, because of the absence of men and the independence that the civil war gave them. In conclusion, the author, Kathleen Ernst, talks about how women’s lives changed from before the civil war, and after the civil war. In the beginning of the passage, before the civil war, the author states that women were only good for tending the wounded and taking care of the babies and children.
With the bomber planes as well, this produced jobs for pilots to be able to fly bombs from country to country if needed in time of war. This helped families across the nation get a little more money in their pocket if they were running into problems and it increased the U.S. national economy because of it and gave them the upper hand over the Soviets. The Cold War, in my opinion, benefitted the United States the most economically. Though the cost for producing nukes and nuclear power plants was expensive, the cash flow the U.S. had from all of the factories, and it brought the U.S. together to help with the war effort and to help their allies in Europe who were neighbors with the
As depicted in the photograph of women building bombs and missiles, women were asked to work in munitions factories due to the high demand of weaponry because of the war. Despite the initial resistance in hiring females to complete ‘male’ work such as this, the need for workers became urgent and these factories became the largest single employer of women during 1918, as stated in the article titled ‘Women’s Work in World War I’. This specific impact on the role of women because of WWI is what allowed society to slowly move away from the gender-specific jobs, as following WWI, women were allowed to stay within this field of work and take it as a career path. This crucial impact on the jobs of the female population in Australia has lead society to its current state, and without the opportunities for these careers for women which became available during WWI, such as
During the period of 1921-1931, there was great expansion of manufacturing, financial and commercial establishments. These growing labour market needs along with the growth of public sector bureaucracy that substantially increased the volume of office work provided the incentive to hire women workers. Though the number of women employed in the clerical sector increased considerably owing to feminization of office work, the developments in the civil service took shape differently. The influx of women in the civil service aroused fears amongst the men and in 1921; married women were barred from holding permanent positions. This resulted in a decline of female civil servants between 1921 and 1931, as not many women could stay in civil service
During the middle of the war The American Red Cross asked for 170 female surgeons and nurses to help care for the wounded soldiers. By May of 1917 enough men had been drafted to war women had to step up and take factory jobs. November of 1917 rolls around and the U.S. Army recruits the Hello Girls to become telephone operators in France to translate messages. Finally the war came to an end and men were able to return home , but when they made it home it was a problem they wanted their jobs back. Women had put in so much hard work and effort to get men’s jobs done while they were gone.
In the modern era, a world lacking airplanes seems unfathomable. While planes may seem commonplace in contemporary society and are often overlooked, they have contributed greatly to the history of the world, and should not be taken for granted. The invention and industrialization of airplanes had a massive impact on many countries, especially the United States and Great Britain. The military and travel capabilities of both countries exponentially increased, and each thrived because of that. The industrialization of airplanes established an innovative new empire generating massive numbers of jobs through factories.
The women’s movement strike is about equal opportunity for women. These women came together with a common cause from more than 40 countries. They protested by not going to work even though some may not get paid. They are doing this to highlight women’s power within global economies. 80% of women do the grocery shopping in their household.
The needs of the armed forces, the war economy and the deployment of men overseas created new jobs and opportunities for women. Before World War 2, they were not permitted to enlist in the military services, most of them were working in factories, shops or family businesses. From late 1940, Australian women were permitted and encouraged to enlist in the military services. Australian Women’s Army Service (A.W.A.S.) established the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force, Army and Navy forces.
Canadian women also played a large role in the civilian paid labour force, because war productions increased demand for labour. At the start of the war, about 600,000 Canadian women held stable jobs in the private sector. By 1943, the amount of women with jobs doubled, surpassing 1.2 million.  Women rapidly gained an excellent reputation for their mechanical dexterity and fine precision due to their smaller stature. Despite the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers in Canada, due to the Great Depression, Canada still needed a greater labour force to be able to support Canada and her allies ' troops.
While world war II was going on there was a lot of athletes making history. The 1940s was a time of war, world war II was a major event of the forties. During world war II the women had work opportunities. Since most men went to war the need for women increased to fill in for the men in war (“Women In The Weather Bureau”). There was a low amount of meteorologists at the time in the Weather Bureau.
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.