Using the idea of American Imperialism, the United States aimed to spread their political, economic, and cultural control within the government over areas beyond their boundaries. It is in this context that farmers and industrial workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age from 1865-1900 in their own significant ways. Farmers organized the Granger Movement and Farmers Alliance to deal with industrialization. Industrial workers formed the Knights of Labor and American Federation of Labor in response to industrialization. Farmers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age from 1865-1900 in two significant ways, which included the Granger Movement and Farmer’s Alliance.
Unions often work like a democracy by holding elections for officers to come up with resolutions to give workers more power in their jobs ("Labor Unions"). Since their conception, labor unions have positively affected the lives of the American worker. Throughout the years, numerous labor unions have developed to enhance workers’ lives. The American Federation of Labor founded in 1886. From then, many other organizations were created such as the Women’s Trade Union League, which was formed at an American Federation of Labor (AFL) Convention in 1903.
Between 1865 and 1900 American agriculture was changed through things like, government policy, technology, and economic conditions. Through 1865 and 1900, the market of agriculture experienced political adjustments in management of the land by the government whom increased prices and controlled land sales. Government also regulated economic changes with the debut of up and coming equipment and technology that greatly influenced the growth of the farming business. Many farmers reaction to the decline in agriculture due to the political and economic alterations was to become more involved in government and politics in order to favor laws that would benefit the agriculture society.
Worster claims capitalism and the farming practices are responsible for this as the farmers strive to make a profit without caring about the state of the land is in. As long as they can earn money, the farmers will continue in these practices. Worster spends several chapters focusing on the different solutions to the Dust Bowl and how those solutions were utilized only when the farmers were being paid through President Roosevelt’s New Deal. However, once the quality of the land started to improve or it rained the farmers abandoned the practices in favor of more profit. He focuses on the solutions proposed by the conservationists, ecologists, and agronomists.
The time period from when the Second Industrial Revolution was beginning, up until President McKinley’s assassination in 1901, is known as the Gilded Age. After the Civil War, many people headed out West to pursue agriculture, and many immigrants moved to urban areas to acquire jobs in industrial factories. It is in this context that farmers and industrial workers had to respond to industrialization. Two significant ways farmers and industrial workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age, were creating the Populist Party and the American Federation of Labor (AFL). In response to Manifest Destiny, and westward expansion, agriculture became a major industry in the Midwest, South, and West.
These concepts such as the feudal system, were displayed in the agricultural society of the Kingdom of Didd. Capitalism was shown through the working class as they made profit for the social elites and the nobles. The working class conformed to the nobles due to alienation. Alienation dehumanized them into making the nobles wealthy while they lived poorly. After doing this assignment, not only do I have more appreciation for Dr. Seuss books, but I also have opened my eyes to take a closer look at children’s stories.
The late nineteenth century was a hallmark of both economic growth and struggle for the United States. This era housed major events such as the Industrial Revolution and the implementation of major immigration policies. These events are typically considered subordinating “staples” of the era, and affected the economy in monumental ways, although not necessarily for the better. For example, the relationship between businesses and their employees, or the working class, grew wider as the result of the working conditions to which employees were being subjected. Furthermore, the relationship between states and companies became strenuous as laws used to control labor conditions were being implemented.
The market revolution had a tremendous impact on many regions in the U.S., most notably the South and Northeast. The market revolution is a term used by historians to describe the expansion of the marketplace that occurred between 1815 and 1830, prompted mainly by major transportation improvements and various unique inventions to connect distant communities together for the first time. The South developed and thrived mainly from the cotton gin and the expansion of slavery. The Northeast flourished and bloomed from the factory system, interchangeable parts, transportation improvements, and women in the work force. The market revolution impact on the South and Northeast brought about widespread economic growth yet affected the regions differently, the South shifted from subsistence farming to commercial farming and the Northeast grew in mechanization and industrialization.
The Industrial Revolution that first occurred in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuriescenturys brought the introduction of machinery, opening up the door for manufacturing and mass production. However, somethingwhat we have to keep in our minds is that the Industrial Revolution was not a wise development. Aalthough manufacturing had many positive effects, manybecause there are people suffered due to the urbanization, pollution, and the labor problems during the revolution of industrialization. After the end of domestic systems of production, people began to rely more on factories to develop their economies as machines came into cities. The mMajority of people inon a rural areas had to migrate to the urban areas for employmentaiming for a job.
The general agreement in the historical society on the consumer revolution in the eighteenth century is that it was born from the population increase. Most historians argue that increased consumption of goods and materials was in response to new demands rising from the increasing population of most European countries throughout the century. Hufton is one of the historians that draws a parallel between the buying, selling and manufacturing of luxury goods and the population growth experience in Europe. Hufton argues that the agricultural demands in the 1700s gave birth to new wealth, consumer expenditure, the demand for luxury clothing and a high demand of basic commodities. This demand for basic needs contribute to the rise of textile
North: Political- Peoples ' political opinions commonly clashed because of overall change in both social and industrial growth. Labor unions began in the Northeast. For example, people working with steel and people in the mine caves were the first to strike as a way of bartering with business owners. Social- Industrial growth highlighted the difference between being poor and being rich. Rich businessmen wanted to become more wealthy by increasing profits.
Especially in the growing cities of the Northeast, economic growth was accompanied by a significant wondering of the gap between wealthy merchants and industrialists, on the one hand, and impoverished factory workers, unskilled dock workers, and seamstresses laboring at home, on the other. (189)." Before the market revolution in transportation, farming, and goods, families used to work for themselves at their farms, and exchange goods among their neighbor; all without the need for money. Nevertheless, the market revolution changed that, it contributed toward the production of goods that was now being manufactured increasing outside the home. And at the moment, they started exchanging money for goods, providing for the growth of the economy.
The leader of the Whig organization, Henry Clay, tried to persuade the people that if the easterners would help build and pay for the transportation of the products, that the westerners would support the tariffs on the products. He did not agree with Jackson when he declined the Bank of the United States being that the bank would stabilize the economy, aid the production of roads and canals and smaller businesses. When the Erie Canal was completed, countless minor farmers (mid-westerners) began taking in more profit as the result of a direct route to New York. Majority of Whig supporters where closer to heavily used canals or roads, the isolated areas voted for the
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.