Steel was a much needed resource during the Gilded Age, as railroads were the most popular mean of transportation. Steel was needed for the production of these trains and railroads. Steel was produced using the Bessemer Process, which sped up the production of steel and made the process much easier. The increasing demand for steel also created many jobs, impacted the job industry. Many workers were employed by Mr. Carnegie,
Railroads had a major impact on advancing the American economy, transforming America into a modern society, and improving an antiquated transportation system. The building of railroads created rapid economic growth in America. Railroad companies employed more than one million workers to build and maintain railroads. At the same time, coal, timber, and steel industries employed thousands of workers to provide the supplies necessary to build railroads (Chapter 12 Industrialization). In turn, railroad companies spent large sums of money purchasing railroad supplies.
Children as young as 3 years old, would work in coal mines and factories to help support their families. Due to the fact that a bountiful of parents could not afford to give their kids an education. During this time steam was the number one source of energy, in order to obtain steam you had to have water and heat. To make heat, a great amount of coal had to be burned. Therefore coal mines had a large number of children working, and having children working in the coal mines attracted many mining companies.
Working hours were long which caused him to miss school. Other than child labor, deforestation was a common custom during the Industrial Revolution. Whether they were digging for coal or making way for railroads, forests were usually taken down for these purposes. But of course more positive outcomes came from the invention of the steam locomotive. Thanks to locomotives, more towns were built due to the fast and efficient transportation of building materials.
They created a huge demand for goods. They also needed a lot of steel to make the rails and trains, which benefited Carnegie a lot. Prior to the building of railroads in the USA, starting in the 1830’a with the Baltimore and Ohio Railway, things like clothes, food, letters, livestock could take months, and in some cases, even a year to get form the East coast to the West coast or vice versa. However, after people
The steam locomotive was a major part in the American industrial revolution making transportation easier, cheaper, and faster. The steam locomotive invention started with the steam engine. "This involves water and fire, which is used to create heat. Coal, or wood is frequently the fuel that is used to create the fire, although oil was also used. The fire is used to heat the water which in turn creates the steam that causes the wheels to turn"(Transportation History).
“The Industrial Revolution caused a centuries-long shift in power to the West; globalization is now shifting the balance again.” During the 1850’s, the world had completely changed in many ways. Machines were being created to do much more work than humans ever could. These machines were also doing this work much more efficiently. And, most obvious of all these machines didn’t need to be paid wages. All of these reasons culminated into gargantuan change within the English country.
In Addition, many economic details were relevant with the the quantity of both coal and corn. A scene in the beginning of the film presents Scrooge as he harshly addresses Bob Cratchit because he burns out the coal to keep warm and he doesn't approve because coal is highly expensive. In England during the 1700’s, Coal was very expensive until the industry took effect in the 1800’s and factories replacing coal with Coke, a much more efficient and cheaper material during that time. During the time prior to Industrialization and during industrialization, coal productivity increased by 18%. England being one of the most dominant countries during that era and also a very wealthy country only led it to be the main seller of manufactured goods.
Many of the rural population migrated into cities for jobs, while immigrants from Europe also added to the growth of the cities. As a result, from 1860 to 1900 alone, the number of urban areas in the United States expanded fivefold (Source 2). The immigrants who desperately needed employment and the greed of factory owners made the rise of sweat shops astonishing. Around the country low-paid immigrants, including women and children, worked for excessively long