As industry exponentially grew after the Civil War, the need for labor and materials to power newly-created manufacturing giants caused new social classes to form: the rich corporation owners and the poor laborers. Unfathomably rich Robber Barons, or plutocratic American Capitalists, dominated the economy and industry and profited from the slave-like work of millions of poor laborers during this time period. Moreover, the poor working class and the rich further divided by distribution of wealth. Therefore, exploitation of capitalism widened the gap between the rich and poor classes of America, and both newly-formed classes developed reasons for the change.
After the transcontinental railroad was created, the Railroad industry grew tremendously. In the 1890’s, America had over 163,000 miles of train tracks. There were also many technological advances. These advances were the agreement on the size of the standard train track, the development of the automatic coupler, and the air brake. These advances made the transportation of goods across America safer and
The period of time after the Civil War and before World War I was a period of tremendous change in America. Although immigration is a major tenet of the United States, due to the changing economy, improvements in transportation, a shifting of the American people to the city, and deepening class divisions, industrialization was the most powerful force shaping the country between 1865 and 1914, followed by urbanization, and finally immigration. The most noticeable effects of industrialization are changes to the economy, alterations in the distribution of wealth, and the rise of organized labor. Overall, the growth of industry raised the standard of living for most people.
America was left with an enormous problem after the civil war, thousands of unskilled people. But, through strategic decisions this would lead to tremendous industrial growth. Industrialization grew rapidly during the period of 1860-1900 as a result of a verity of factors .Technological advancements, monopolies, and political assistance would all contribute in making America one of the leading global powers.
A mass body of people pointed out what they liked and disliked. Throughout history, one can clearly see change is made through citizen’s inputs that eventually makes an impact on the quality of life. During the Progressive Era, America was portrayed as the “best country” in the world. However, no one bothered to bring up the fact that one out of three people were starving to death or only six out of ten children were attending school due to financial instability in American households. The government was well aware of the poverty issues but they did not make an effort to help the people.
Less income only fuel the civic problem with children not receiving health insurance, enough food, or even being abused because of the many struggles many adults face. This wealth gap has enlarged greatly over a few years because of companies finding ways into and adapting to outside markets. Most American owned companies no longer produce their productss in America, which results in less jobs for Americans only increasing the wealth gap. Companies move to outside sources for the sheer purpose of profit. These high profit companies are able to cheapen, and mass produce their products because of higher workers from less developed countries.
Returning soldiers found their lives changing as industrial America changed. Almost everyone was involved in the war effort in some way, and the United States had grown
During the period of 1870 to 1900 large corporations, such as the railway company, grew significantly in size, number, and influence. The cause of this was the need for a new way of transportation, the demand was great so the railways expanded all over the United States so that they could meet these demands. These large corporations affected the economy by making it easier to pay for everyday chores, politics in the way that it gave politicians too much power but in doing so gave normal limited power. The corporations had great power and influence which made them a huge impact to society.
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.
During the late 19th century, the United States took on an economic development and transformed from an agricultural economy to a new industrialized nation. From the transcontinental railroad to new technological innovations and the rise of mechanization, America was thriving, and people from all over the world wanted to be apart of the new modern nation. The industrial expansion created thousands of new jobs and opportunities for not only Americans but also for immigrants. Along with new technological advances, America also experienced changes in the ways businesses were controlled and operated.
Conquering the small countries is what big countries have done for the centuries, and America is not the exception as many companies have come to the poor countries and used their labor force. America chooses the outside labor because America workers are protected by law and union, so companies can’t freely force the workers to work overtime, or put them in the bad working condition, but they can do that with the other workers as they don’t have any union or lack of protection from the government. American companies pay very cheap for foreign workers, which barely keep them survive, although these workers bring them humungous profit. The labors work for American companies are mostly lower class, but they receive no health care from the company.
The industrialization period was regarded as an amazing period of growth in America. The population was growing at a rapid rate. The building of railroads contributed largely to the Industrialization, expansion from about 30,000 miles of track before the Civil War to nearly 270,000 miles in 1900. The abundance of natural resources: coal, iron, timber, petroleum and waterpower contributed to this remarkable growth. Labor was in high demand to run these new factories.
In the 1800’s many Irish Immigrants were in search of jobs in America. In Ireland jobs were becoming very scarce because there were many problems in their economy. It was important for individuals to support their families because of this occurrence. In Ireland there was an outbreak of the “Potato Blight” a disease caused by eating contaminated potatoes. Because of this many individual lost jobs this cause the “Great Potato Famine.
The Industrial Revolution took place between 1750 to 1850, radically transforming Europe and conclusively the rest of the world. The Industrial Revolution brought up omnipresent changes in economy, technology, social and demographic realms. The changes the took place during the Industrial Revolution considerably affected the people living at the time. The industrial Revolution lead to the creation of new social ranks ultimately resulting in poor living and working conditions for the lowest of those ranks. This changes affected all men, women and children, violating many of their human rights and even taking parts of their life away such as children and their childhood.
Between 1880 and 1910 progressivism was the improvements and progress of the United States of America by the expansion of democracy and achieving economic and social fairness. During that period of time progressivism was an opportunity for the government to create reforms at national and international measures. Such as: Child Labor Law of 1887 and the prohibition. The strength of progressivism came from farmers, politicians, and middle class workers. Progressivism is truly how the government regulated, got involved, and changed aspects to improve the country.