Key Concept 7.1 I. In what way did the United States continue to industrialize during this time and what caused this industrialization? During this time, the United States continued its industrialization as people moved from farms to cities and small farms were consolidated into large farms. Though both rural and urban areas grew, urban areas generally grew faster, going from 20% to 68% urban population during this time period. Despite more than 1 million farms being claimed during this under the Homestead Act, areas such as the Imperial Valley of California consolidated small farms into commercial enterprises during this same period, and rural areas simply could not keep up with urban areas in terms of growth.
Introduction Throughout history, the United States has been the melting pot of immigration. Many people of different races, religions, and reasons came to the United States; either willingly or forced. Either way, immigration to the United States is what our country had been built on. Immigration had begun in the early 1400s and its activity has only increased, but for a multitude of reasons. In this essay, I will talk about the history of immigration to the United States and how it has positively affected the United States today.
The revolution increased the size of the population in certain areas and urbanisation within the cities, as more people moved in search of employment. The Industrial revolution led to a two tier class system- one consisting of wealthy industrialists, ship owners and merchants. The second consisting of hard working class people who lived in over crowded environments and worked long hours with minimum comforts. In this class, children worked in factories and were ill-treated. Women spent less time with their family as they moved from the farms to the factories.
The world now consumes a staggering 80 billion pieces of clothing each year. Fashion has become a new concept that we hear a lot of. One-in-six people work in the global fashion industry the majority of these workers are females earning less than $3 per day (Hogarth, B,2015,1millionwomen). The fashion production has significantly grown, mainly over the last 20 years from stone ages before hundreds of years, humans depended on raising animals such as sheeps to have wool and use it as fabric. The cycle of fashion has recently grown during the Industrial Revolution and produced new clothing machines and retail factories that resulted in a massive quantity of garment production.
It can be argued that slavery in Latin America was not only more common; but also more brutal. Their lives were short and they were expected to live from five to six years, which was considered a large profit to the slave owners, as they were able to purchase new and healthier slaves with no financial loss. They were also heavily mistreated; being forced to work for hours under the scorching sun, with terrible living conditions and poor nutrition. Slaves were seen as barely human, and the loss of one only meant the loss of the slave owner’s financial gain. Sugar was produced by the masses, but it cost thousands of human lives.
These slaves are treated as property and exploited to create a product for commercial sale.” Stated on the website endslaverynow.org. Slavery is already horrible, the least we could do would be spending money to fix this embarrassment . Spending money to eradicate modern slavery is a good use of it. By spending money we can create support groups that could help the past slaves but which could also help enslaved slaves. “The cost of ending modern slavery worldwide is estimated to be relatively small, in the tens of billions of dollars, when compared to such problems as HIV-AIDS.” It’s shocking that if it is a relatively small amount of money ,why don’t people do anything to help?
People left the farms and started their new life in the city at the beginning of the industrialization. A large number of people became unemployment and desperate for a job, this made them unable to demand higher payment and agree to their working conditions. The factory owners set the terms of work and gave low wages and long working hours with dangerous working conditions. Child labor was the cheapest kind of labor during the industrial revolution. They could get into small spaces that the adults could not, and operate the simpler working machines.
Immigrants come to developed countries in order to track down work; as a result, well-educated, skilled immigrants replace local people, and it leads to severe conflicts or hostility between them. For example, multicultural country Germany is home to nearly 4 million Muslims, and many of them come from Turkey to find work; however, local people do not want them, and they act against Muslims and even, some crime acts happen in Germany(BBC.com). According to Australia national channel, 5.8 percent of local people suffer from unemployment and compared to only 4.2 percent in 2008, and it increases year by year. Moreover, it inflicts not merely to local people, but also to the economy, because the government wastes a lot of money to immigrants for their daily life and insures all opportunities for them. As a result, the government increases taxes for local people due to compensating the budget.
However, many others find taxing productive workers subsidizes the less productive tantamount to theft (Joseph Westfall n.d.) Since people will do what satisfies them, or that they don’t have to work to receive benefits, tax payers are worried for the welfare program because they are paying for all the services. This reason is exactly why people are so against social welfare. Taxpayers try to bring the poor to an economic level where they can act by themselves. They believe that welfare should be a temporary needy assistance, but many people use it as a source of income for as long as they potentially
Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy.