Industrialization In The Late 1800s

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Paragraph 1: Industrialization really took of in the United States during the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Before then, America 's population had mostly lived out in the farms and ranches of the country, but that was about to change when more and more people started to move to the cities for work. Most of the people that moved, found themselves in factory jobs for the steel industry or alike, or working for the railroads. Companies could really thrive, as the United States government, adopted a policy of Laissez Faire. This is also about the time that immigration really kicked up, more and more immigrants were showing at Ellis Island, looking for a new start. They were pushed away from their previous country, either by War, economic issues,…show more content…
City life was not the best. Cities were usually overcrowded, most immigrants lived in tenement housing. But soon urbanization picked up, and it got better, when neighborhoods formed, and people could breathe better with more space. America 's economy was and still is described as capitalism. And with the invention of the light bulb, the assembly line by Henry Ford, and the automobile, Mass production was able to support the rising economy of the U.S. But alas, most workers were in dangerous jobs, and a lot were hurt or killed. Working conditions were so bad, that labor organizations were formed, and strikes and protests began to have the government to step in and help the average american.

Paragraph 2: With urbanization, corporations and companies looked for ways to cut corners, or increase their profit margin. This lead to some safety issues. Eventually “Muckrakers” or journalists who went undercover to expose the dirty ways of big business,
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After the war, America was awarded with the philippines, not sure with what to do with them, they looked at the reasons for imperialism, and expanding their own nation. In regard to expanding, The United States, bought Alaska from russia for 7.2 million dollars. And sugar farmers in Hawaii, overthrew the queen, and annexed to the United States. With the philippines, there were 3 main ways to do diplomacy. 3 different presidents each had their own way of dealing with the issues. Wilson 's “Moral” diplomacy, was to help the nation whose ideas and ideologies fell align with that of the nation, but damage those who didn’t. Taft 's “Dollar” diplomacy, was diplomacy through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries. Roosevelt 's “Big Stick” diplomacy, was referred to as “speak softly, and carry a big stick.” He himself described his diplomacy as "the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis.” One of President Roosevelt 's most noticeable accomplishments, was the building of the panama canal. He convinced the Panamanians to rebel against their rulers, and build the
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