The Causes And Impacts Of The American Industrial Revolution

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The American Industrial revolution meant a new age in prosperity for the nation, a prosperity that shone like a beacon of hope across the seas, and into the struggling people of Europe and Asia, people who would travel any distance for a chance at a new life. As the country began to reconstruct itself after the Civil War, new corporations and big business began to take prominence over the economy in the North. It began roughly with the construction of the intercontinental railroad, with its creation forming a new basis for ideal transportation steel factories along with large scale mining operation quickly grew as demanded for more railroads trains also began to rise. As more of the country began to be settled and used for its resources petroleum fields began to be discovered in Texas and Pennsylvania, allowing for the construction of oil wells across the country to tap into the valuable fossil fuels. Oil was quickly becoming a necessary resource, not only as a power source for new factory equipment that was being developed, but also for new consumer products such as cars, or as a necessary component in the production of plastic and rubber. As more and more factories, mines, and oil refineries were being constructed new jobs were also becoming viable to employ the American people. New invention such as the telephone, automobile, and electric lightbulb were among the aspects that also lead to the growth of factories across the country. The abundance of factory jobs allowed
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