The period after the civil war saw the United States of America economy transform to become a national economy and an industrial giant. The already existing industries quickly expanded and new ones emerged including steel manufacturing, electrical power, and petroleum refining. This period saw the rapid expansion of the railroad network which would subsequently connect even the remote parts of the country into the national economic grid essentially transforming the regional markets into a national economy. Following the economic expansion, the American society was greatly transformed creating a new crop of wealthy individuals and a dynamic middle class. Additionally, there was a vast expansion of blue collar job opportunities which quickly
We Americans now depend on most electronics to go about our lives. We use electronics to communicate, find information, socialize, and now to do homework. Back in the day before the United States were born people like Ben Franklin and others were creating these wonderful inventions to help easy the life of colonial people. The Middle Colonies needed a plow to fasten the process of farming crops. The virus smallpox started an epidemic and a vaccine would help lower the risk of people getting the disease. School in the Middle Colonies were they taught kids how to read, write, and math.
Timothy Egan wrote this book to describe a hard time during the Dust Bowl. He described how the Dust Bowl affected the farmers and effected on the life at all. The Dust Bowl occurred during the time of economic depression. He focused on untold stories about people live in the Dust Bowl.
The invention of the cotton gin decreased labor and increased the production of usable cotton and the demand for items being made from it. Advancements being made in both water and land transportation led to explosive growth in cities and factories; thus improving the national economy little by little. All in all, the revolution taking place in the Americas after the war of 1812 turned the nation into the successful, worldwide marketplace we know of
Throughout American History, revolutions in transportation have affected the American society politically, socially and economically. Soon after the war of 1812, American nationalism increased which leads to a greater emphasis on national issues, the increase in power and prevalence of the national government and a growing sense of the American Identity. Railways, canals, and Turnpikes began to increase making many people employed. The era of 1830-1860 represents a shift from agrarianism to industrialism. Overall, during the transportation revolution, construction of turnpikes, roads, canals, and railroads led to the market economy expansion, an increased population in America and alternations of the physical landscape of America.
To say the time period following the Civil War in the United States involved a lot of change would be a understatement. Between the years 1870 and 1900 the people of the United States lived through a period of great change. Not only did they witness technological advances that would change their daily lives, they also saw new laws and organizations formed. All of this was done in hopes of improving the country. Many of these changes came about because of the type of businesses that were formed. In the post-Civil War United States corporations grew significantly in number, size and influence. Big business had a major impact on the economy and politics in America resulting in changes for many American citizens.
In the late 19th century, railroads propelled America into an era of unprecedented growth, prosperity, and convenient transportation. Prior to the building of the railroads, America lacked the proper and rapid transportation to make traveling across the country economical or practical. Lengthy travel was often cumbersome, costly, and dangerous. With the advent of the railroad, many of these issues disappeared. Railroads had a major impact on advancing the American economy, transforming America into a modern society, and improving an antiquated transportation system.
There were both positive and negative components of westward expansion from 1800 to 1875. By the late of 1800s, the land of the United States was mostly purchased. In seventy five years, the United States continuously expanded westward, which was encouraged by the idea of Manifest Destiny. New land in the United States led to more economic, social, and political opportunities. Gaining more land also led to disputes between the states and wars with other countries. Between 1800 and 1875, America continuously expanded westward through the acquisition of new land; there were both favorable and unfavorable consequences and outcomes of westward expansion.
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. Bridges did the exact opposite of canals, allowing land travel over two bodies of water. This gave traders the opportunity to cross over lakes and large bodies of water, instead of taking the extra
If you’re looking for a way to travel, then you have one. What is it, you ask? Well it’s the perfect Route from Albany to Buffalo. Ok, let me get to that. It’s the Erie Canal. Built in the early 1800’s, this phenomena took about a decade to build. They went through a wall of limestone to build it. It had many locks. Most amazingly, the boats are pulled by mules. Now, let’s see how the Erie Canal changed the United States. The Erie Canal’s creation would have a dramatic change on America because of money, Abolition and movements, but the most important was the transportation that it provided.
The industrialist Andrew Carnegie had one of the biggest impacts on America by far. Carnegie was responsible for the production of steel. Steel was a much needed resource during the Gilded Age, as railroads were the most popular mean of transportation. Steel was needed for the production of these trains and railroads. Steel was produced using the Bessemer Process, which sped up the production of steel and made the process much easier. The increasing demand for steel also created many jobs, impacted the job industry. Many workers were employed by Mr. Carnegie,
From 1860-1890 the United States began to dramatically increase in population and land. The increase in population required the need and use of more resources, in order sustain the living conditions at the time, thus requiring more land. Additionally, the resources were necessary, if the United States was to continue to thrive and expand as a nation of power. Some of the resources that were continuously sought after were lands for farming and agriculture, transportation, and housing. The establishment and usage of the railroad system played a critical role in the westward expansion of the United States, it was crucial in providing a means of communication, but more importantly it was the key in transporting the much-needed resources across the United States and the territories in order to expand.
As America began to form, new factors of industrialization helped industrialist generate their fortunes through the use of technology, natural resources, and transportation. Many of the ndustrialists who were able to exploit the earth's resources generated fortunes, due to being the first ones to consider the endless possibilities that these materials could have in creating the new America. For instance, new innovations of technology allowed Carnegie, with the help of Henry Bessemer, to cut the manufacturing time of a single steel rail from two weeks to 15 minutes (Megan, Ruan and Patrick Ream). Carnegie’s resourcefulness in utilizing steel in order to build stronger and more stable architectures resulted in many industrialist seeking his services.
Tractors were a major improvement from horses and oxen as they required less care then livestock. (Robert Mclean). Tractors during this time period were not environmentally friendly and were one of the many smaller causes contributing to the Dirty Thirties (Mclean). Many of the smaller tractor companies were forced to file bankruptcy during this era because most farmers were unable to afford a new tractor. Even if some farmers were able to afford a new tractor, they were not able to use it due to poor farming conditions. Some of the larger companies such as John Deere, International and Allis Chalmers had built up enough revenue from investors that they were able to stay open. Many of those companies are still in operation to this day
In 1804 little John deere was born on February 7th to William and Sarah Deere he was there fifth child. When John was two his family moved to Middlebury, Vermont. When John was four, his father William Deere sailed to England. His father wrote to him