Many people were promptly moving to the cities of the east and midwest. There was progress in the diversity of the labor force in the economy. These immigrants fulfilled the demand of the dramatic rise for factory labor. The expansion of the urban population due to the development and access to transportation helped stimulate new technological and industrial developments. By the mid-nineteenth century, reformers and architects began to call for a safer, ordered city than what was previously before (little central planning of a city).
Throughout the course of history, technology has played a substantial role in the development of cities. Technology ultimately made everything more efficient. As seen in Jackson’s text Crabgrass Frontier, Jackson talks about the impact that technology had on the age of subdivision. Houses were improved after the war, and population increased. With the increase of population, more minds were put into the field of technology.
Many events around 1900 greatly influence and in developing Big Businesses. These developments made during the Civil War were catalysts for the rise of Big Business due to a necessity for readily available goods and the advancement in number of workers available. Immigration also assisted in the advancement of Big Business because the number of people available to work supported the rapid urbanization and multiplying of factories. Lastly, the government’s pro-business standpoint propelled the urbanization and growth of technology that supported the new businesses. The need for more accessible goods, a better quality of life, and more effective technology caused the rise of Big Business in America around 1900, and the success of this movement
The Clock’s Impact The invention of the clock helped to bring a massive change not only in America but other countries around the world. However, it was not until the Industrial Revolution that they began to receive popularity due to its efficiency in being able to tell when the steam train would arrive. In class, we talked about the influence trains had on time and how it impacted people to direct their schedule according to the change in time rather than looking up to the sun. Trains were a major improvement in reducing the time needed to reach a certain point or destination, and helped to bring a new type of transportation that was not only fast but efficient as well. The clock helped people to adapt to the new change and ease them in the process of getting comfortable with work from that point on.
The Industrial Revolution had a big impact in the United States. Some of impacts benefited the society, while the others harm the society. An example would be, the railroad. It had contributed many advantages; as a result this dramatically affected the economic, cultural and social lives of the people in the United States. Economically speaking, the railroad’s advantages included more directed routes, faster speed, safety, and comfort than other ways of land travel.
During The Revolution, inventors and engineers improved technology by making it easier to transport goods and be able to create more things due to advanced technology and machinery at the time. Merchants and manufacturers built factories and exploited a wide range of resources and as the output increased, goods that had once been luxury items became part of everyday life. As mass production spread, the American Industrial Revolution began to come of age. In the article, Consumerism and the Industrial Revolution, Ben Fine and Ellen Leopold argue that consumerism had a major effect on the ‘lower classes’ of the time and urbanization created a much higher standard of living than ever before (Fine and Leopold). This relates to my topic and how the demand of lower classes increased because of all of the new products were coming in.
The industrial revolution was a time period in the early 1900s when many new inventions and innovations came about and changed society forever. industrialization had a positive impact on society because steel, automobiles, and the light bulb were obtained. These were all beneficial inventions and innovations that helped people in their daily lives, and are still used in the modern world. The steel industry grew because of Andrew Carnegie’s new invention, the Bessemer process. It produced steel cheaper and more efficiently than before.
This cultural change had two major effects on the people of the time. There were those that greatly benefited from the industrial revolution, and then there were those who struggled through it. The steam engine also changed how modes of transportation. Railways weren’t a new thing prior to the industrial revolution, but the trains that carried finished goods were drawn by horses, and boats along canals and rivers. Besides walking, horses were the only other way to get around.
An increase in population caused an increase of demand hence growth of industries. Additionally, as people immigrated, some immigrants were skilled in trades that helped the industry grow and unskilled workers provided cheap labour. Moreover, new inventions helped produce goods more efficiently. It had the natural resources available (iron ore and coal). And Britain had all these that is why the revolution started there.
The only thing that workers would do, would be watch the machines to see if they are working properly. To conclude, it is today obvious that the world is changing, and as years pass, machines will make our lives easier, however, more complicated at the same time. After examining the positive and negative impacts of the sewing machine it is possible to notice that if it didn't exist, modern society would be very different. When observing it is interesting to see how one thing affects another. If the sewing machine didn't exist, people would never have the idea of making factories.