From the late 18th century to the early 19th century, the Industrial Revolution in the United States created advancements in the fields of manufacturing and technology. One of the most influential innovations that emerged from this period was the telegraph. Invented by Samuel F. B. Morse, the telegraph transformed how information was transmitted by allowing messages to be sent and received over long distances. The invention influenced many sectors of the economy, including warfare. Most significantly, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was the first to deploy this technology to gain a strategic advantage over an opponent.
As American factories and farms started to produce more goods businessmen and legislators began to create a faster and cheaper way to get goods distributed to consumers. Around 1820, Americans began to build canals and steamboats, railroad, and extend roads linking the Atlantic Coast with new states in the Trans Appalachian west. Canals and Steamboats shrunk the distance of carrying goods from one place to another and could haul the most cargo for transportation. A well-known waterway called the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic Ocean and cost 7 million dollars.
Why was the Erie Canal so important? The Erie Canal made many differences to the U.S and they were good changes. Historians want to know how the Erie Canal changed America. The Erie Canal changed America by north having a huge advantage in the civil war, made New York rich, population increased in the north. The Erie Canal gave a big advantage to the north in the civil war.
Great Britain was the first to industrialise rapidly after 1870 and was whom the main competition could be seen between. Essentially, Militarism and Industrialisation were two causes that prominently linked as the improvement and growth in manufacturing lead to having a stronger nation. As a result of having a strong nation, other countries wanted to link up with those that were advanced. Those who were a part of a developed and successful country were more patriotic as they believed they were part of something great. With additional money being spent on planes, tanks, ships, guns and more, the opportunity for employment had increased.
However, following the Civil War, a new economy was born in the United States, mainly relying on steam-powered manufacturing, the transcontinental railroad, the electric motor, and the practical application of chemistry. Unlike the pre-Civil War economy and business, this new one was dependent on raw materials from around the world and it sold goods not only in Europe, but all around the world. After the Civil War, business organization also expanded in size and scale. As far as industrial changes go, the period after the reconstruction era was affected in that it used more modern methods to make goods that could be sold faster and more efficiently, with the new railroad system. By the beginning of the 20th century, the nation’s industry would be mainly fueled by banking, manufacturing, meat packing, oil refining, railroads, and steel, as opposed to the pre- Civil War era, in which many people were still farmers or factory
It allowed goods to be transported faster and further. The states began financing with tax dollars, construction toll roads, canals, and other mode of transportation starting four eras of transportation: turn pike,
The steam engine and locomotive had major effects on europian economy, and society. Some were good, and some were bad, as these major technological breakthroughs transformed European Society. Even today economics are present due to the impact peter coopers inventions had back then, which is why they are such big turning points in history. The railroad rapidly spread and quickly improved transportation by making it much faster. The railroad created new jobs, which made people have to move to the cities of london to find work.
The development of the New World in the early 19th century was both rapid and diverse, with economic, political, and social changes occurring at every turn. The stability of the new economy was questionable and risky, as many referred to America as an “experiment” of sorts. Innovation of new technologies, in the words of Eric Foner, “wrenched America out of its economic past.” The steamboat, Erie Canal, railroad, and telegraph all were extremely influential to American economic life. John B. Morris delivered a speech when they laid the foundation stone for the road.
The Civil War caused a boom in the iron industry in which Carnegie took notice and at the same time, he went to work in Altoona, Pennsylvania where the Pennsylvania Railroad company was converting a wooden railroad bridge into stronger iron. Main reason for the drastic increase was transportation. These two components lead Carnegie to take his first major step as an entrepreneur. Carnegie organized together the designer of the bridge in Altoona as well as two business partners and his good friend Thomas Scott to develop the Keystone Bridge Company, with the intention of replacing wooden bridges in Pennsylvania with stronger and more modern iron. First task for Carnegie and his partners was to construct a railway bridge with a span of three
Correlation between industrialization and immigration, along with innovation and natural resources, lead to growth in wealth and manufacturing in America at a rapid pace. This correlation lead to the expansion of highways and railways that furthered expansion west along with strides in public education and social reform (Carpenter 30). Due to mass immigration and industrialization, major changes were required in the organization of the economy and the structure of employment (creating the position of middle management, for example). Moving goods from plants to consumers also required an expansion in transportation and a supportive institutional structure for the expansion of business, and an increasingly urban society. A governmental bureaucracy was needed to build roads, manage cities, and to educate the population for employment in factories and
The building of roads, canals and railroads played a large role in the United States during the 1800s. They served the purpose of connecting towns and settlements so that goods could be transported quickly and more efficiently. These goods could be transported fast, cheap and in safe way through the Erie Canal that was built to connect the Great Lakes to New York. Railroads were important during Civil War as well, because it helped in the transportation of goods, supplies and weapons when necessary. These new forms of transportation shaped the United States into the place that it is today.
After the elections of 1860s the Whigs party was left behind, and a new party was created to make a positive impact for the future. Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican president, and also he was one the best presidents the United States ever had. Since then, the United States has been ran by the sectional parties. Even thought it was not the first political party, the Republican Party was created to make a change, the Republican Party let humans be treated like humans. The Republican Party beat the Democrats and Whigs in making a movement against slavery, in my opinion is because is something that they were scared of, however the new sectional party helped them win the election of 1860, and then abolished slavery.
As a Democratic governor of New Jersey, he ran the president election in 1912 and got elected because of a split in Republican Party. His Clayton Antitrust Act made him a progressive president. When the Sherman Antitrust Act was ratified, there were still many problems yet to be solved due to the insufficiency of the policy. The unfair competitiveness was still ubiquitous in business. However, with the Clayton Act plastered over the crucial cracks of the Sherman Act, serving as a barrier to a broad range of anti-competitiveness issues like price discrimination, price fixing, and exclusive sales contract.
Major changes have begun to take started occurring during Civil War period, making the United States the leading and most successful industrial power in the world. Although that does not suggest that the United States as a whole cooperated with one another as a nation at peace. The North and the South’s way of life differ significantly from each other. While the North continued to grow industrially, economically, and in population, the South resisted to follow the same path as the North. Slavery survived the years during the Revolution, but major changes in the economy made any chance of unity between the slave-free North and the slave-driving South nearly impossible.
Howard Zinn argues throughout his book that one of the main purposes of the state is to establish long term stability of the system. In the United States during the late 1800 's and early 1900 's, there was a rapid incline in industrialization. This meant more factories were popping up trying to take advantage of the time and pursue their American dream in the realm of free enterprise. In this pursuit however businesses rarely gave attention to the needs of the workers. The end goal was to make capital to invest in capital, so anywhere money could be saved or earned businesses took full advantage of it.