The Industrial Revolution forever changed both the environment and the economy of the United States. The rapid industrialization began due to the increasing availability of cheap labour, due to immigration, combined with new technologies such as coal powered machines. Almost from the outset industrialization began to transform the economy, by producing consumer goods, such as cheap textiles. Industrialization also allowed the U.S. to compete with European nations in manufacturing,
Chelsey Dolder Margaret- Ann Adorjan History 1152 4 March 2018 19th Century America There were many changes in America in the late 19th century. New technologies made it easier and faster for companies to produce and sell goods, bringing more opportunities for work to the poor population, thus making the United States seem as if it had a better way of life than most other countries. With the changes in America came the rise of the labor movements and growth of urbanization which were two main factors that came from the changes in American in the late 19th century. The labor movement brought many changes to American employment opportunities in the late 19thcentury, Industrial, agriculture, and technological growths were causes behind these changes. Industrial growth brought many changes to the transportation systems in the last 19th century.
The industrialization of England brought a lot of change to the nation. It was either a good change or a bad change. It all depended on what the change was, for example more factories meant that there were more jobs or more people in the city meant that it was over populated. England had the resources to build, to use, and they had land to build in. They had many waterways connecting the East Coast and the West Coast, this allowed them to do many things, for example the rivers was a source of power for these factories.
The Industrial Revolution was brought about with the introduction of machinery and technology with the help of many inventors. The most crucial contributors in this revolution was James Watt who had revolutionised the steam engine. His invention drove the Revolution by improving trade, transportation as well as created more jobs. Though with beneficial outcomes of this development there were some negative results such as child labour and pollution. Trade within the Industrial revolution was enhanced with Watt’s improved steam engine.
Between 1865 and 1900, immigration, government action, and technology impacted the social, cultural, and economic realms of the American Industrial worker. Immigration increased greatly to America because the industry was booming, and news of this new, industrial America was spreading throughout Europe. The government took actions to help the average industrial worker, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Hatch Act. Technology affected the industrial worker through inventions, reinvented landscapes, and convenience. Immigration largely affect the American industrial workers in many ways.
The Industrial Revolution was a time where everything moved from handmade, distinctive items to ordinary items being made from machines inside of factories. This movement was due to many factors, including population growth, improved methods of transportation, and financial innovations. Population growth led to increased demands on products and the handmade way of producing these items just wasn’t fast enough for the growing demand. Financial innovations included more banks being built and with this the people were urged to take bigger risks. The improved methods of transportation allowed businesses to reach, communicate, and trade with other businesses and companies worldwide and transport their good to customers all over the nation.
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.
The industrial revolution had a great impact on the American society. It created many jobs and great opportunities for the working community. It was a time of change and rapid growth for America. Many of the inventions created during the industrial revolution are still being used today. Some of the inventions include the steam engine, light bulb, and telephone.
Industrialism had profound effects on American Society, Business Owners, Workers, Farmers, and Immigrants that reshaped American Society and were both positive and negative in nature. During this time, the economy increased dramatically and city populations increased. New forms of technology were created to help the american people progress and live more comfortably. People also became more involved during this age. Many people voted and voter participation increased during the rise of industrialism.
The Industrial Revolution can be argued to be one of the biggest advances to mankind, as it had far reaching impacts on various parts of the world (Angeles, 2016). Due to these various impacts, it paved the way for one of the greatest revolutions, which changed the world to facilitate what we see as “Modern Day Advancements”. In this essay I will be discussing why the Industrial Revolution had started in England and the effects of the revolution around the world. There is a confluence of reasons as to why the Industrial Revolution had begun in England. The Agricultural Revolution had led to an increased food production and increased population overall in England (Beck).