Some Americans could enjoy the changes since the market revolution whereas others saw it as the end of their liberty. Farmers were happy before the market revolution they had the freedom to be their own boss. However, after the market revolution, they were forced out of their home, breaking up families and the community system, which was a form of support. “Although many Americans welcomed the market revolution, others experienced it as a loss of freedom. Especially in the growing cities of the Northeast, economic growth was accompanied by a significant wondering of the gap between wealthy merchants and industrialists, on the one hand, and impoverished factory workers, unskilled dock workers, and seamstresses laboring at home, on the other.
The trend of deflation intensified. The reason that nobody warned America of deflation was due to false prosperity. The 1920’s were called “the Roaring Twenties”, while mainstream culture at this time supported that it was a time better than anytime before then there were many misconceptions with masses of people at this time (Facts). America was very dependent on production and 42% of people were impoverished. Poverty in 1920’s America was defined by making less than a certain amount of money each year, which was determined by the government (BBC).
Chapter 1 Section 3 p.18 Section Assessment 4, 5, 7 4. If the number of farms have decreased since 1950, this means that the production possibilities for the farm output has decreased because there are only a few farms available to produce goods. 5. A. The invention of the computer would increase the production possibilities curve because they were in such high demand compared to farmed goods which became an opportunity cost.
It didn’t help that the slave duty was at a whopping twenty percent. This only brought the farmers into more debt with which their tobacco could not render enough profit to get them out of. According to William Allason, the poor farmers were dedicated to lowering the duty on slaves as low as possible as opposed to shutting down the slave trade altogether, for the farmers needed hands to cultivate their product. (Holton, 71) Britain sided with the gentry’s opponents which were the poor farmers. This example of camaraderie between the British and the poor Virginians establishes the farmers’ stance on independence; despite the troubles they have had with the economy, the poor farmers are so bad off that they would rather turn to Britain (home of the Parliament that imposed sanctions negatively affecting the economy) for aide in lowering the duty on slaves.
Economic or type of economy- The west relied more on agriculture than any other place because it was the most efficient. The area was not very equipped to be based off of industrial improvement, so they ran off of natural resources for quite awhile. Population Change- The ever-growing railroads drew in many immigrants from china looking for jobs. Industrial expansion was not supported much in the flimsy western population. Transportation- In the year 1869 the transcontinental railroad was completed and the United States ' coast was at last linked together.
A mass body of people pointed out what they liked and disliked. Throughout history, one can clearly see change is made through citizen’s inputs that eventually makes an impact on the quality of life. During the Progressive Era, America was portrayed as the “best country” in the world. However, no one bothered to bring up the fact that one out of three people were starving to death or only six out of ten children were attending school due to financial instability in American households. The government was well aware of the poverty issues but they did not make an effort to help the people.
The New Deal also did nothing to assist the halt in technological advances in farming that causes many farm workers to be replaced by machines. This also contributed to unemployment being very high. Economically the New Deal was only successful to a certain extent because even though unemployment went down, and money was being deposited again these problems weren’t full fixed until the second World
As previously mentioned, food prices had deflated causing farmers to not be able to make a profit off of their land. Subsequently, they would not sell the crops that they produced, which was not a lot because along with the Great Depression the Dust Bowl was also taking place. The Dust Bowl was a massive drought in the middle portion of the country, while it did not affect Alabama where the story took place, it was a detriment to many families. As a consequence of the Dust Bowl many farms produced a small amount of crop, and it contributed to the money deflation of Great
This was profitable both for the new merchants in the growing towns and for the farmers who chose to raise sheep instead of planting crop. The peasants were thrown away from the patches of land they were renting, as the owners set up fencing, and they had to move to the city. But these unskilled laborers only managed to get poorly paid work or no work at all. As the nobles and the merchant class bathed in extravagance, the people suffered greatly. Most decades of the Elizabethan Age, there was an increase in the poverty rate.
During the Great Depression, farmers did not have the help of electrical equipment on the farm. They had to do everything by hand, which took longer periods of time and workers were tired out more easily. Electrical lights were also a great help because, instead of having dangerous lanterns that had an open flame, farmers could feel safer and wouldn’t have to worry about the dangers of lanterns. “Although most parts of the U.S. economy prospered during the 1920s, the decade proved to be a harsh, lean time for farmers.”(US History in Context). Since it was the most difficult time for farmers, it was even more difficult to live without farming tools, where they would not have to work as hard and would get more work
Both, urban and rural Americans suffered during the Great Depression, but not in the same way. Many urban Americans had to deal with living in large communities of homes made out of cardboard boxes due to homelessness and lack of food in the cites (Schultz, 2013). At the same time, rural Americans were losing their farms due to the crops as a result of the drought. The Great Depression was a perfect time for the Communist Party of the United States to thrive, as a large portion of Americans believed that Capitalism was the cause of the whole thing. However, others such as Bonus Army, also used this time to further their cause of getting back pay for serving in World War I.
In the nineteen fifties, the wealth and overall attitude of America seemed to be uplifted. New technology (stemming mostly from the New Deal) for people who worked in agriculture increased their productivity. Though this only applied to large farms, and small farms began to become obsolete; causing the percent of farms in America to plummet by forty percent. Though not all means of production fell. Industrialization made a killing off of the new inventions.