Railroads were a hung impact on the United States, it provided faster mobility and hundreds of jobs. In the Gilded Age was when everything went corrupt. The business people were paying off the people in the government to get favors from them. “Gilded” otherwise meant shiny on the outside but not so shiny on the out.
During the Industrial Revolution there were many different and new inventions that have changed the world. All the new inventions impacted the world drastically and lead to an increase in the work force. Men received more money than women and put hard work in as they spent late nights to improve their inventions so they could earn more money for their families. There were also new ways of transportation that moved people from place to place that changed the world as well. From all the new inventions and transportations that were invented or discovered, it revolutionized the world.
During the industrial revolution factories flourished and for many people improved their financial status. Factories and machines that could process food faster and in larger quantities caused some jobs to be obsolete. The umemployed migrated from their rural homes along with others immigrateing from other countries in droves flooding urban areas. Most were seeking employment and the ability to provide a better life for their families,.
The Progressive Era was a time of many reformations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that boosted the economy tremendously and benefited many Americans. As the economy was growing, so were people’s rights and their working and living conditions. Many problems people faced during this time were corrupt governments, ruthless business practices, child labor, health hazards, unsafe working conditions and poor wages that led to many difficulties facing the many citizens. The conditions of this time were brutal forcing children to work, having unfair relations between gender roles, and causing people to become sick from the sanitized food or water. Life was definitely not easy for these hard-working Americans who were treated very unfairly,
Business owners made lots of money from the railroads because they were able to transport goods farther and faster with ease. Although the railroads tremendously impacted businesses and therefore the economy, the native americans were negatively impacted because the railroads were being laid on “their” land. This caused distrust between the settlers and the natives because of the “disrespect” for the land. Because of the new ways of transportation, the industrial revolution took place causing skilled artisans to be replaced by unskilled workers that used large complex machines.
The cost was then passed on to its consumer. The longer the war went on, the more advantages went to the allies, with their larger, deeper more versatile economics and better access to global supplies. The average weekly wage was increased 8 to 12 percent. This was not enough to keep up and as a result there was a considerable discontent amongst workers, to the extent, industrial action
Opportunity overpowers the negative factor of the architecture and locomotives being unfriendly to the environment. Another positive factor that outdoes the negative is the advantages of mass production. In the article about nineteenth century architecture,“While the battle of styles was engaging the energies of the architects, great changes were introduced in industry. Mass production became possible in glass, iron and later steel” (19th Century Architecture). Mass production came about in the early 20th century by way of Henry
Migrating to a different country can be a very challenging and daunting feat. There are many reasons as to why someone would want to move, but one of the biggest motives is for new opportunities; more specifically new job opportunities. During the late 19th century there was an upsurge of job opportunities with the rise of industrialization. The exponentially increasing numbers of immigrants coming to America each day made it so that there were more workers than there were jobs. Factory owners are depriving their workers from a comfortable work setting and often dehumanize them.
The 19th century was the era of the Gilded Age, where the economy was booming, bringing great changes that affected the lives of workers and entrepreneurs. During this period, there was a large influx of immigrants that were coming to America to look for job opportunities. The migration of immigrants proved useful as a source for cheap labor, allowing an even higher rise in the U.S. economy. While American industrialization may have benefited the upper class of the American society, the effects were opposite to the workers of the lower classes. This problem was especially worse for immigrant workers as their belief in the so-called American dream has been worn down due to the misery they had to endure.
“Much of the blame heaped on the captains of industry in the late 19th century is unwarranted.” (Document F). The Gilded Age was a time where the U.S. economy grew very quickly and rapidly, due to the inventive minds and entrepreneurs of that time; but it has different perspectives of opinions in history today. This era led the U.S. to its state and place in the present world, thanks to its important contributors, (who are involved in the main debate of whether they were robber barons, unethical men who yearn for money, or captains of industry, leaders who add positive ideas and methods to benefit their country.) The industrial leaders of the Gilded Age are captains of industry, worthy of some gratitude and credit for how our society’s structure
This change in the composition of the middle class showcases the increasing difficulty of jobs as technology is on the rise and as more postsecondary jobs appear in the employment market. The growth in the difficulty level of jobs within the U.S. employment market forces companies and organizations to hire those with a higher education, outcompeting many individuals with lower education. The inclusion of people of lower education in the middle and upper class in the past showed that it was easier to obtain financial stability compared to the more recent
As industry exponentially grew after the Civil War, the need for labor and materials to power newly-created manufacturing giants caused new social classes to form: the rich corporation owners and the poor laborers. Unfathomably rich Robber Barons, or plutocratic American Capitalists, dominated the economy and industry and profited from the slave-like work of millions of poor laborers during this time period. Moreover, the poor working class and the rich further divided by distribution of wealth. Therefore, exploitation of capitalism widened the gap between the rich and poor classes of America, and both newly-formed classes developed reasons for the change.
They had to find a way to meet the needs of society and not just what the country wanted. The country around Europe wanted to make as much money as possible but it was at a big cost. William Alexander Abram, “ The Hours of Labor in Factories Act, passed in 1844… the excessive hours of labor have legally reduced to ten hours per day. Wages— thanks mainly to accelerated machinery and improved working conditions— have largely increased.”
Most immigrants who came to the U.S had high expectations that they would find wealth but once they arrived they realized their expectations weren’t what they expected. Although, they were disappointed in not finding wealth the conditions in which the U.S was in by the late 1800s were still a lot better than the places they all had left behind to come. The majority of the immigration population anticipation was to find profitable jobs and opportunities. When the large numbers of immigration were migrating to the U.S, it was during the “Gilded Age”, which was the prime time for the country’s expansion of industrialization. This rapid expansion of new industries led to the need of workers which motivated people from other countries to come to