Many states, especially those with meager populations, actively pursued immigrants by offering jobs or land for farming. The industrialization lured millions seeking economic opportunities for their families, while were anxious to escape oppressive governments. Whatever the reason, with these groups came a rich culture that would forever help to reshape the nation. One of the most significant ways the immigrants altered the United States was the way in which they settled upon arrival. The majority of these new foreign immigrants settled or “clustered” in larger cities such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Whom were all ambitious businessman and loaned huge money to finance this project. The reasons why the Railway Engineering cost was so high are for the following, $16,000 per mile orbit in plains grasslands, $ 32,000 per mile in the hilly terrain, and $48,000 per mile in the mountains. To aid their efforts, the government provided abundant land. According to the book -- "Union Pacific Railroad," “by historians Joe Welsh and Kevin Holland, an amended Pacific Railroad Act of 1864 increased this figure to twenty alternate sections” (or around 12,000 acres for every mile completed). Additionally, the federal loans from 16,000 dollars to 48,000 dollars.
Additionally, railroads were built to improve the speed of commerce. Abraham Lincoln embraced the revolution and personally represented the Illinois Central Railroad. In 1806, the Congress authorized the building of toll roads called turnpikes. However, they were far too expensive,
The Gilded saw America 's economy boom. Steel, oil, and railroads played a crucial role in this economic boom. Owners of the biggest companies, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Carnegie, were the ones who industrialized our nation. Their industrial impacts were both positive and negative. Right after the Civil war, America was rebuilding itself.
National affairs were majorly effected, especially expansion. Funding and grants for railroads went from around thirty-one million acres of land in 1863 to one hundred twenty-nine thousand in 1870. On the other hand the funding for harbors and rivers went from thirty-four thousand dollars in 1862 to around eight million in 1880 (Doc 6). After the transcontinental railroad was built the desire for railroad expansion lessened immensely. As the Civil war concluded the nation needed to rebuild itself more people were employed to create harbors to connect the nation with foreign countries, and the north, south and west even more.
World War II greatly stimulated America’s economy by creating millions of jobs and nearly wiping out unemployment. Due to high levels of industrial outs, wages were also increased. Since WWII caused the economy to grow rapidly, things started to change within American society. WWII had a major influence on changing American society because the growth it caused in the economy allowed African Americans and women to seek new opportunities. Since the men were away fight in WWII, women had to take over as industrial workers in factories.
Due to industrialization and urbanization, the early 1900’s was a period of transformation in America. Industrialization had brought about many advances, some of the most profound were in the printing industry. The bindery machine was invented early in the century, and the first paperbacks were printed. Newspaper and magazine sales increased as advertising money poured in (American History Printing Association). Writing was lucrative, and for the first time, authors could make a living doing what they loved.
But the profit of building the railroads was hit and the railway industry began to decline. Railway was an urgent need to operating the goods but there wasn’t enough traffic to sustain them. Oil was another lucrative business during the Gilded Age. John Rockefeller saw an opportunity that seemingly everything required oil during this era: factory, machines, ships, and, later, automobiles. The application of oil made the train speeded up.
Andrew Carnegie would create an empire that would move the steel industry. Under his influence steel plants started to be built all over the nation. This helped the nation be able to get building materials faster. Overall Andrew Carnegie played a major role in the Industrial Revolution by expanding the steel trade. He helped the expansion and the distribution of steel.
The period after the civil war saw the United States of America economy transform to become a national economy and an industrial giant. The already existing industries quickly expanded and new ones emerged including steel manufacturing, electrical power, and petroleum refining. This period saw the rapid expansion of the railroad network which would subsequently connect even the remote parts of the country into the national economic grid essentially transforming the regional markets into a national economy. Following the economic expansion, the American society was greatly transformed creating a new crop of wealthy individuals and a dynamic middle class. Additionally, there was a vast expansion of blue collar job opportunities which quickly