The period from 1877 to 1920s economic, political and social crises hits the American society. During this period industrialization significantly impacted people 's lives in a variety of ways. The booming industries transformed America into urban culture. However, this transition came with complex social, economic and political challenges. Living conditions of workers, housing, transportation, epidemic, an environmental problem emerged with the growing industries and urbanization in the country.
Urbanization from 1850 to 1910 went from about 10% to 40% (Historical Statistics). The rise in urbanization led to the increasing need for industrialization. When industrialization came to urban places, it brought many social and economic problems. Jane Addams and Andrew Carnegie were two different people who were around during industrialization and had different responses of the economic and social issues that came with it. "The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life," Jane Addams.
This economic distress emanated from the rising populations as well as social and economic troubles that were facing the initial stages of agricultural commercialization, urban area development and industrial revolution. This saw Germans make more than a quarter of all immigrants that were arriving in the US between the period of 1830s and 1880s. Moreover, German immigration into America was also due to political subjugation of liberal engagements that had seen German states participate fully after 1819, but more significantly, than any other was the abortive revolutions of 1848 that had seen most Germans flee from their countries. Most of those who fled their countries because of these repressions comprised young students, teachers and other intellectuals who would later on give German communities that lived in
Symbolic interactionism was used to understand and prove that student and worker identity need to be compound rather then separate. Theories used to organize data and further research was, student identity, professional identity, and practice and professional education. Semi-structural individual interviews included 15 participants, 9 female and 6 male, ranging from ages 22 to 55 years old were used to gain information about their personal lifestyle. A series of interviews were conducted to construct a well developed background needs a persistent process. This qualitative approach was partially supported; time, insufficient resources and workload are reasons to preventing participants from reflecting on knowledge that would help within their
Farmers and Industrial Workers in the Gilded Age In a time when industrialization was booming, immigrants were racing towards the “American Dream”, and cities were growing towards the sky, the United States was thriving. As a country, the United States went from rural, to mostly urban, which made America “the world’s largest industrial power” as stated by John Green. Since the U.S. had become mostly urban, this left the very few rural workers (farmers), and even some of the industrial workers unhappy. This period of industrialization is called the Gilded Age than spans from 1865 to 1900.The farmers and industrial workers responded to the Gilded Age in significantly negative ways including unions against their authority, strikes and political
The sample selection procedures ensure that every household within New York State has an equal chance to be included in the survey. The sample cause the overall ESP results to vary by more than 3.5 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all New York state residents were interviewed. Some issues of the data is some questions (variables of dataset) of the questionnaire are not quantitative and the data has amount of missing data. C. How did you choose the methodology for the problem? (i.e was it industry standard?, was it tailored for this data?, etc.)
Between 1870 and 1900, an estimated 25 million immigrants had made their way to the United States. This era, titled the Gilded Age, played an extremely important role in the shaping of American society. The United States saw great economic growth and social changes; however, as the name suggested, the Gilded Ages hid a profound number of problems. During this period of urbanization, the publicizing of wealth and prosperity hid the high rates of poverty, crime, and corruption. European immigrants who had come to the United States in search of jobs and new opportunities had fallen into poverty as well as poor working and living conditions.
As cities were growing rapidly in the early 1900’s, businesses booming and railroads being built, the population of American was increasing as well. *Immigrants from Northern and Western Europe fled to America, seeking opportunity. There came a point where when there were so many immigrants, the Geary Act was put into place. Limiting the number of people that could come into America. Although there were many opportunities in America, there were many issues that made fulfillment for many difficult, including poor work and living conditions and unfair wages.
Many of the rural population migrated into cities for jobs, while immigrants from Europe also added to the growth of the cities. As a result, from 1860 to 1900 alone, the number of urban areas in the United States expanded fivefold (Source 2). The immigrants who desperately needed employment and the greed of factory owners made the rise of sweat shops astonishing. Around the country low-paid immigrants, including women and children, worked for excessively long
During the Gilded Age, the economy was growing and rapidly urbanizing. The development of the transport network that was mainly via railroads increased the efficiency of communication and movement of people and goods. There was a significant shift from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Many Americans moved from the rural areas to the rapidly growing urban areas . The economy gave birth to a middle class and consumerism in the cities.