This progression of manufacturing led to a larger middle class, as people found the desire to buy luxury goods for themselves once again, leading to economic enhancement. Nationalism was further highlighted by the Tariff of 1816 - the first tariff in American history, which was instituted primarily for protection, not revenue (Borneman 261). The expansion of industrialization as a result of this enlarged middle class demonstrated America’s need to expand their self-sufficiency; because before the war, America greatly relied on foreign countries. The War of 1812 revealed the necessity for a better transportation system, economic independence, and independent markets, all of which came to fruition as a result of the
The British Industrial Revolution was the era where a series of technological discoveries increased the production rate of manufacturing, thus increasing the demand for products. This left the leading companies at the time looking for a way to quicken their production rate. The solution came in very small packages… children. They were a fundamental part of the human workforce that powered the Industrial Revolution. However, they were often treated in the most brutal ways possible.
The effects of immigration’s role in the rise of Big Business are not just limited to the new technology and ideas from Europe, but also the increased belief in the middle class and urbanization. They entered America legally through Ellis Island in New York or Angel Island in San Francisco, yet others entered illegally and found a way to remain hidden from the law. Before the elevation of Big Business in America, Europe had been industrializing throughout the entirety of the 1800s; therefore, after this rapid urbanization the immigrants supplied new technology, ideas, and more support for better factory conditions. Clearly, the growth of the number of immigrants in America created a demand for similar advancements in
The Geography of Nowhere, written by James Kunstler, discusses how the automobiles transformed America’s economy. As time continued, America’s geographical landscape was champing, as well as its economy. After Tom Ford’s Model T, changes in the country had to be made to keep up with the increasing number of cars on
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
Carter had four principles “First, the economy must keep on expanding to produce new jobs and better income, which our people need. The fruits of growth must be widely shared. More jobs must be made available to those who have been bypassed until now. And the tax system must be made fairer and simpler. Secondly, private business and not the Government must lead the expansion in the future.
After the Civil War the nation was rapidly industrializing, new immigrants were pouring into the country and, cities were expanding. With the nation growing and changing as it was the society of the country was evolving. With the turmoil in society people known as progressives sought to root out the negative aspects of the ever changing society and change it for the betterment of all thus dubbing the movement the progressive era. Some of the movements focused on addressing these societal issues were the temperance movement and the women’s suffrage movement. While the Women’s suffrage movement was effective the temperance movement proved to be largely ineffective.
Why did the industrial revolution start in England ? Many things that contributed to the start of the Industrial Revolution in Britain , but their geographic luck,the enlightenment period, and the population growth where the most significant. The growth of the population was one of the things that sparked the industrial revolution in Britain. Many people began working “for wages in the new city, and eventually increased demand for products such as clothing”. One of the reasons why the industrial revolution started in Britain was because they had more of an advantage geographically.
Immediately following the Civil War, America began on the move to rebuild a nation where advance technologies are being invented as more citizens are giving more opportunities in their life choices. As the reconstruction of America shifted onto different approaches, there were significant changes in the perspectives of how certain ideas come into play. One such idea is the roles of genders and how each sex should play in society. Before the Civil War, males and females have specific duties that were designated for their gender. Males have the role of being “in charge” of the household because they provided the money, shelter, food, etc for the family, while the women was responsible for the housework and taking care of the children.
However the the 1920’s changed that sue to the revolution of the automobile and america was becoming more advanced. The automobile became a necessity to everyone who could afford it. It was the way people got to work ,or the way people traveled across town, or just when people needed a nice sunday drive. This was especially the case for american families seeing as they needed it because of the different needs and task of each family members. The need for automobile for the average american person could be the compared to it the need of it in today's
By the end of the war American Industry was small, and hand labor would remain widespread which would limit the capacity of the industry. After the war the Industry of America would change very dramatically, hand labor was replaced by machinery this would increase the production capacity tremendously. The new railways would provide for goods being distributed very far. Inventors would innovate new and wanted products to the public then the businesses would be able to provide products quickly and in much larger quantities. Another thing about Industrial Growth was that investors and bankers would help business leaders by supplying them with huge amounts of money so that they would be able to expand their
The Roaring Twenties During the 1920s, Americans were introduced to many new products including ready-made exact size clothing, electric phonographs, electric vacuum cleaners, and radios (The Consumer Economy and Mass Entertainment). As soldiers returned from WWI, they brought new ideas, began to challenge society’s traditions and pushed for women’s independence. The soldiers had seen a new and different world in Europe and wanted to bring those traditions to America (Jarmul). The large sacrifices of the wartime era were no longer a part of everyday life (“The Decade That Roared”). The 1920s were a time of great change in America, especially with the introduction of new products like the automobile and new appliances, along with medical breakthroughs such as the discovery of insulin.
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.
This was the beginning of the factory system. The Industrial Revolution changed the way that goods were produced and their quality. In the domestic system every product was handmade and took a longer time to be produced. In the factory system the products were made by machines and could be mass produced shortening the amount of time spent on each product. Even though products in made in the domestic system were more expensive, they were of a higher quality than those made in the factory system.
Henry Ford’s assembly line influenced other industries to try new methods that lead to mass production. The more products they were able to produce the better income they began to have. Then other industries would find methods that helped with the production of their product. I strongly that without having that happen it wouldn 't have happened as it did. The overall result is the automobile industry was the lighter fluid to the fire that caused the economic boom.