The first way that the economy was impacted was that with the ease and efficiency of the railroads, they created a large demand for goods and labor because they needed a lot of people to help build the railroads and also needed a large quantity of steel for the rails and wood for the railroad ties. Secondly the railroads created a huge national market because of the simplicity of delivering goods from place to place. The railroads helped the people in even the most rural place prosper with the cost efficient transportation of the trains. From 1830 to 1861, the United States laid aproximately 30,000 miles of railroad track, which led to an increase in demand for coal which was used to produce iron for the
The late fifteenth and early sixteenth century’s in England were a very hard but important, powerful and time changing era for England, this was because a very strong and powerful monarch took control over England, a monarch that would lead England for many years and overall revolutionize life in England, her name was Queen Elizabeth the 1st and her rule was the “golden age” of England. Queen Elizabeth the 1st became the 8th longest ruling monarch in England with a rule of 44 years not only because she made important changes in England but because she thought about the people before making those decisions and that is why I’ve decided that Queen Elizabeth the 1st was truly a “people’s queen”. Queen Elizabeth the 1st was a people’s queen for tons of reasons, the most important of which in my mind are the following, firstly she converted England’s religion from Roman
Clothing back in the 1800 's differed greatly from what is worn today although not entirely. As with today, there are occasions where people need to put on formal dress. Such as the Informal Black Tie Tuxedo and the Formal White Tie Tuxedo. Similarly back in the late 18th century and the late 19th century men and women had their own standard for formal wear. One might say formal wear then is analogous to what is commonly worn today although the style and fashion of what was socially acceptable then may differ than what is socially acceptable today.
When tailoring first started out people often had to be sewn into their clothes making getting dressed difficult. Tailored clothes were also designed with much more aesthetic detail such as pictures being “embroidered by hand” (Source 2. 5) which meant clothes took hours upon hours to finish. These fancy clothes were a symbol of wealth because only the rich could afford to have these clothes custom made for them. Lower or middle class people often had their own family members making clothes for them because they could not afford to have a tailor.
Mallie got a job washing and ironing and started making money, although she didn’t make enough. Sometimes, they could only afford two meals a day, and some days they wouldn’t eat anything at all if it hadn’t been for the leftovers Mallie would bring home from her job. There were also many times when the family lived on bread and sweat water. Jackie’s mother’s dream was to go have her kids go to school. While she was at work, Willa Mae took
And Jeannette and her siblings always picked their lunches from the cafeteria trash at school. “We haven’t had anything to eat, but popcorn for three days”, “Mom that ham’s full of maggots. Don’t be so picky, just slice off the maggoty parts”. This can be likened to poverty in
The rations weren’t enough to sustain them the whole day, especially for the labour workers who worked all day. Everyone was hungry and a lot of medical care was needed, but not given. Their work and daily lives were accustomed to the standard japanese life and were paid by the government for their services. The children weren’t so lucky. Their health lacked and many suffered illnesses and never sought medical attention they needed.
However, when he returned home that evening, he found his mother had fallen ill, and couldn’t help him make ends meet. As the week progressed, his mother ran down her clock, and Alex would refill her time every evening. Alex’s progress at the mine was poor, however, and he was finding less and less viable goods to trade. Between meeting his family quota, keeping his mother alive, and putting bread on the table for his family, Alex was stuck between a rock and a hard
All the locals have different tables set up. I see baskets, food, clothes, and everything you could possibly imagine. I met another kid that was my age who was surprised I was going to college. According to UNICEF, the government does not provide more than 4% of GDP on education, therefore, only 30% of children finish primary school. The education system here in the Dominican Republic is struggling with overcrowded classrooms and run down facilities.
It wasn 't all that long ago that most families lived and worked on a farm. When the demands of farming were particularly intense, such as during planting and harvesting, schools shut down so that the children could help with the work load. This still influences modern school schedules, many of which have a spring break and a summer break even though most children are not working the land with their families during that time. The modern world can foster a profound sense of disconnectedness and children in particular can suffer from a sense of meaninglessness. When their labor was still essential to accomplishing critical tasks upon which survival of the family depended, they had a much stronger sense of meaning and purpose in their lives.