Without a doubt, industrialization was one of the biggest factors in how the United States developed. It gave us the means of mass production, better transportation, and eventually the consumerist society that the United States is today. Industrialization did drastically change American society, but did it change America for the better? Did it do more good than bad? While industrialization did lead to multiple social and economic problems, the advantages significantly outweigh the disadvantages.
New Inventions of The 1920s In the 1920s (also known as the roaring twenties), America experienced a period of peace as World War I had just passed, which left Americans able to work and prosper. To make full use of this opportunity, new technological inventions were introduced, that made work much easier. Some examples of these new inventions were the automobile, locomotive, dishwasher, washing machine, telephone and the automatic orange juicer. These new inventions quickly started to affect human culture as agriculture and traditional ways were being replaced by newer possibly better ways. This dramatically affects how the story, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is seen in its plot, characterization, symbols and themes, by playing
Trade Liberalization by definition is reducing trade barriers so that goods and services can move around the world more easily. These agreements have helped many people.So something that exemplifies trade liberalization would be the WTO(World Trade Organization) it helps open up trading but also if you do not abide by the rules you will be fined. You are not forced to pay the fine but if you do not no one will want to trade with you because the WTO has so much power. Comparatively the North American Free trade agreement has done quite a bit to open up trade. It was signed 1989 but it really started working Jan 1st 1994, from 1994 till 2000 exports from Canada to the US rose by over 150 billion dollars.
Both sides of the Nineteen Twenties Americans living in the 1920’s faced both times of prosperity and hardships. During this time, many companies grew, creating new jobs. Wages were increased and new products were able to be afforded and purchased. Mass consumption which included advertising and new goods like the automobile and radio brought new freedoms to society. The production of the automobile not only created better jobs and wages for the working class, it also offered affordable automobiles that soon became necessities for every household.
The 1920’s brought an increase of convenience for the middle class. Products such as refrigerators and vacuum cleaners, that were earlier only available to the rich, were now affordable. They were mass produced using Henry Ford’s method of the assembly line. These products made life easier and gave people more leisure time, therefore altering the manner in which people lived their lives. The automobile also affected the social dynamics of cities.
This didn’t help the quality of life back in the nineteenth century. While this is all true, the positive factors far outweigh the negative factors. Alternatively, American lives have been affected positively because of the many opportunities architecture and the construction of railroads offered. In fact, many job opportunities also became available in the careers of construction and architecture. From the article of railroads,“Not only did the railways provide greater opportunity through extending markets, they also stimulated more people to start businesses and thereby enter the markets.
Since laws were published to force factory owners to pay out the minimum wage to the workers, the working class began to make more money. On the other hand, middle class has emerged out of the wealthy upper class, this leads to a better life for everyone. Besides all those positive impacts about the Industrial Revolution, there are also some negative impacts on working conditions. First of all, factories are mostly dirty and dangerous. There were no legal minimum wage or safety issues.
From the late 19th to early 20th centuries, American urbanization led to job opportunity in new bustling cities, technological advancements in transportaion, sanitation, and engineering, which led to an improved standard of living. All these benefits far outwayed the disadvantages of poor living conditions and racial and religious descrimination because the advancements that took place in this time period still effect American life
The most notable improvements were in technology. Most of this technological advances were in transportation, like subways or cars, but the best techological improvement was the abillity to build higher buildings and tenements. With this improvement camed the dumbbell tenements which improved the way of living of tenements with more ventilation, light and space, but life in the tentment was still dangerous. The tentment changed more when Jacb Riis published pictures of the lifestock of poor people. People started to realise how bad that life stack was and they decided to help.
Contrary, other negative aspects like increasing unemployment levels in a country also emerge. It insinuates that, although technology raises business standards, it tags along with several shortcomings. Therefore, business development or failure depends on the technological expertise applied. Reduced Business Cost Modern machines used in offices like computers and mobile phones ensure that the communication and transactions are at ease. The equipment reduces the office monotony