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.
By the early 1800’s, the vastly growing cotton industry soared as cotton became the nation’s most important and valuable export. The development of the cotton gin only further propelled the cotton industry into economic success. The cotton gin took care of the hard tedious work that slaves used to have to undertake and increased the pace and the quantities in which cotton bales were produced. Working among the cotton fields, slaves adopted the gang system. The gang system was most commonly used in the cotton industry; to speed up production but also formally used among tobacco and sugar production.
The Industrial Revolution was an increase in machinery that helped to produce goods within the textile industry. It started in England in the 1700’s. Beginning in the middle of the eighteenth century, machines did this and other jobs as well. It also greatly improved farming methods. The Industrial Revolution began because England is abundant in natural resources, people left to that area for jobs, and inventions made it easier to perform those jobs.
Our nations strong will and determined attitude paved the road of early industrialization in the early and mid 1800 's. The steamboat, transcontential railroad, and Erie Canal were early accomplishments in transportation that began to push our country towards bigger and better feats. In the 1800 's American economy boomed, American affairs became more successful, And Americans began to disperse all across North America. The political, economic, and social changes brought about by developments in transportation from 1820 to 1860 caused the nation to prosper and spring towards our country 's long desired belief in manifest destiny. The rise of transportation mechanisms ultimately increased the employment rates and caused land ownership to become more common. When the railroad was first created in 1830 7,000 men were employed.
As American factories and farms started to produce more goods businessmen and legislators began to create a faster and cheaper way to get goods distributed to consumers. Around 1820, Americans began to build canals and steamboats, railroad, and extend roads linking the Atlantic Coast with new states in the Trans Appalachian west. Canals and Steamboats shrunk the distance of carrying goods from one place to another and could haul the most cargo for transportation. A well-known waterway called the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic Ocean and cost 7 million dollars.
Before the Cotton Gin was invented, the United States produced almost 750,000 bales of cotton in 1830. By 1850 this number had increased to 2.85 million bales. (Civil War History). The most used invention would have been the cotton gin, which was invented in 1794 by Eli Whitney. Whitney knew that the south needed a machine that could help the southern planters make cotton more profitable.
It was an easier and faster way to make threads ever before. During the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries had experienced economic setbacks, but during the next few centuries had experienced dynamic development. The power loom in many cities and towns caused many places like Landshire, England power looms soared in 1813’s power looms were only 2,400 to 1829
The agricultural revolution was a significant period in the industrial revolution as it developed widely with new and efficient farming techniques which lead to a massive increase in food production. People were now able to leave the farms and move into cities because there was sufficient agricultural production to support life away from the farm. New technologies were invented to meet the growing demand for these products, which lead to the first industrial factories. In the period of agriculture, people saw that it was a time to develop, therefore people started creating tools to help with the efficiency of farming and agriculture, a certain machine which was the plow, which is a device that contains blades that effectively break up the soil, plows created cuts within the soil for the sowing of seeds. Another device that was also created and was a massive upgrade in agriculture was the seed drill that was create by Jethro Tull in the 18th century.
With the increasing demand for cotton cloth, tremendous efforts were made to increase its productivity. For centuries, the spinning and weaving of cotton were done by hand and these stages of cotton-cloth production were lengthy. John Kay, in 1733, invented the fly shuttle, which, “operated by pulling a cord that drove the shuttle to either side, freeing one hand of the weaver to press home the weft.” This sped up weaving cotton into cloth, as one man could do the work of two men.
Industrial Revolution The industrial revolution led to many major changes in Great Britain through the advent of science, technology, improvements to agriculture and economic growth. The industrial revolution began during the 18th Century and during this time improved the lives of many British citizens through the creation of new jobs, increased trade and the invention of new technologies. This essay will look at how the industrial revolution impacted on certain areas. Transport is not the same as it is today, back then people used carriages that were pulled by horses to trade, it took at least a few days to get from Manchester to London.
(189). " Before the market revolution in transportation, farming, and goods, families used to work for themselves at their farms, and exchange goods among their neighbor; all without the need for money. Nevertheless, the market revolution changed that, it contributed toward the production of goods that was now being manufactured increasing outside the home. And at the moment, they started exchanging money for goods, providing for the growth of the economy.
After the transcontinental railroad was created, the Railroad industry grew tremendously. In the 1890’s, America had over 163,000 miles of train tracks. There were also many technological advances. These advances were the agreement on the size of the standard train track, the development of the automatic coupler, and the air brake. These advances made the transportation of goods across America safer and
Saying that all Americans prospered in the 1920’s is quite a general statement, as it is true that many American 's did benefit from the economic boom, and were able to have a higher standard of living, however this was only possible with an urban lifestyle, with large industries and businesses where people could afford to buy shares and stocks, and create a greater demand for consumer goods, leading to a rise in company share values, and the tax cuts brought more wealth in the company so some people, for example Henry Ford 's workers, found their wages increase. Despite this advancement many Americans did not benefit from the boom for examples farmers ended up going bankrupt, and jobs were replaced by more efficient machines, so the
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.”
The Industrial Revolution occurred in America during the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. It was a period of great change, including advances in business, technology, and the growth of cities. These events produced a change that would forever alter the US's standing economically. The Industrial Revolution had both positive and negative major effects on America and the world.