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.
The labor movement brought many changes to American employment opportunities in the late 19thcentury, Industrial, agriculture, and technological growths were causes behind these changes. 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”.
The economy brought in the diversity of talented and skilled people in North America. There was a variety of artisans, just to name a few, which included people who were furniture and jewelry makers, construction workers, and people that knew how to sow. Everything made would be used for trade or to sell. The point is that, everyone played a role in the growth of the economy in North
The rapid industrialization of the United States brought many changes to its people. New technologies, inventions, and the railroad brought better fuels, stronger steels, changed the way people lit their homes, and even changed the way people did their shopping. The integrated railroad was especially exciting, because it would allow people to move from the west coast to the east coast as they pleased. Economic development was also on the rise, especially in the west. Americans were excited to discover and tame the “wild west”, eager to claim a piece of land that they could call their own.
The Gilded Age was the time of inventions. This led to Industrialization becoming very popular in America for all social classes, particularly for immigrants and the working class. In “United States Patent and Invention Activity in the 19th Century” it states, “From 1850 to 1910, the number of patents for inventions increased many times over from 2,193 patent applications issued in 1850 to 63,293 applications in 1910.” All of these inventions led to more industries of mass production, and with industries of mass production came more job opportunities that intrigued immigrants to come to America. These immigrants, mainly from Europe, would arrive in urban areas on the east coast of America ready to work.
Around this time, many factories were being built because they were able to hold many machines at once and increase the economy. This also opened up many jobs for unemployed people. The factories incorporated the dangerous but efficient Flying Shuttle invention. Although they were prone to break down, these machines sped up the time that it took to weave. As a result, the nation was stronger as a whole after the revolution than before, because all the advances made the nation a much more stronger, advanced, and smarter
I am against year-round schooling because it gives students little to no time for breaks, it would become an inconvenience to students, teachers, and parents, and it would burn students out much more quickly. Having to work all year round would bee annoying to anybody, including students. Year- round schooling gives students little to no breaks from school without counting holiday vacations. It does mean students would go to school for less days a week, however, this would also mean teachers would have to compensate for this by giving them a lot of homework over this extended weekend. Students would still be working during these days so they might as well have just had school on those days.
In a time after the Civil War, the national government encouraged production which improved their financing by switching to the gold standard, improved communication by boosting the telegraph, improved transportation by building railroads. The economy was also improving massively also due to natural resources, demography, and law. Railroads allowed people as well as supplies to be transported quicker, safer, and cheaper. Companies started taking advantage of the demand for building materials, they bought each other out through vertical and horizontal integration, formed monopolies which made the price go up, and made the owners very wealthy. Aside from all of these positives, there are also various problems that were caused during the Gilded
If our generation of adults are un-educated who knows what could happen. If you don't have any education you cannot have a good job which means just more people in slavery and that doesn't solve anything. An example of this is in the article (10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery by Kristance Harlow) where children are sent to a "school" by their parents. There they beg for money on streets and at the end of the day they give the marabouts (masters) all the money they made and if it isn't enough, the penalties are harsh, from being chained in total isolation to violent beatings. These children never have a chance to succeed so later in life if they survive they will most likely be in
This automatically creates less dependents on government programs, such as food stamps or unemployment. Most of the time people from low-income households cannot afford college education. Since they do not have a professional degree they are forced to be content with underpaid jobs. With a minimum wage salary, it’s almost impossible to ensure yourself and your family financially. Majority of low income families require government support such as food stamps and monthly benefits.
Due to the growth in jobs and economy, The Second Industrial Revolution was born. For example, Eric Foner, the author of Give me Liberty stated,“the country enjoyed abundant natural resources, a growing supply of labor, an expanding market for manufactured goods, and the availability of capital for investment….”(Foner, 2014, page 593). The new territories that the United States acquired after the Civil War gave Americans motivation to innovate their country through the industrial industry. Jobs such as factory production, mining and railroad construction were all in high demand and gave thousands of unemployed Americans and immigrants employment. During The Second Industrial Revolution, employers
Technology may not seem like it made a huge impact on Western Expansion, but it in fact did. Without the creation and development of railroads, canals and bridges, expansion would have progressed a lot slower and not nearly as efficiently. Railroads allowed farmers to trade crops into the valley and passed the Appalachian’s which were previously off limits due to distance and terrain. Canals are water pathways connecting two bodies of water through a large piece of land. They allowed trade ships to have a shortcut for easier travel on trade voyages.
The railroad had contributed many advantages, therefore dramatically affecting economic, cultural and social lives of the people in the United States. Economically, those advantages included more directed routes, greater speed, safety, and comfort than other modes of land travel, more dependable schedules, a larger volume of traffic, and year-round service. The railroad covered fifty miles in about an hour, 700 miles in a day. It went where canals and rivers did not go—directly to the loading platforms of factories or across the arid West.
Indentured Servants The idea of indentured servants were not introduced until the settlement of Jamestown by the Virginia Company in 1607. The growth of new crops such as rice, tobacco and indigo demanded plantation workers. Without enough workers, the landowners would lose money because the cash crops would die before they could be harvested. Without the machinery that is present today, workers would have to work very long hours each day. Supposedly, indentured servants were not the same thing as being a slave.