Industrialization DBQ

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During the time between the Civil War and the end of World War I industrialization was a big part in the economic, social, and political development of the United States. All three developed the way they did as an effect of industrialization. Economically more money was made from more manufactured goods. Socially living conditions became different. Politically more laws were passed to address problems. Overall industrialization had a big impact on the way our country developed. Industrialization effected the economic development of the United States in Numerous ways. For example, according to document 1a from 1860 to 1910 the value of manufactured products increased from $1.9 billion to $20.8 billion. That’s a 10 times increase in products made meaning more products were sold making the economy stronger. During …show more content…

Muckraker Jacob Riis exposed the living conditions most factory workers lived in. They lived in tight little apartments called tenements and multiple families would live in one tenement. According to document 2a urban population from 1860 to 1900 went from 6.2 million to 30.2 million. This was a 5 times increase in urban population meaning a lot of people went from being farmers to working in a factory. This affected the daily lives of many since most people were now stuck working many hours in a factory. In document 5 the awful conditions of a town is described. “The sidewalks were sunken, swaying, and full of holes, and the crossings were sharp-edged stones set like rocks in river bed. Everywhere the yellow mud of the street lay kneaded into a sticky mass.” This quote is explaining how the towns from many people living in it were kept since there weren’t many sanitary practices in place. Industrialization affected America socially in which more people decided to live in cities and on top of that many of these cities and towns weren’t in good

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