Industrial Revolution

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Industrialization of the 19th Century in America
Matt Capone
FIN 419
Professor Moore
May 3, 2014

Over the course of time, the country of America has changed in many ways. Towards the end of the 19th century, a significant change took place in the fundamental structure of the economy. That change was industrialization. During this time period, the United States of America changed from a large, agricultural country, to an urban industrial society. The process of industrialization began to take place in America, and eventually took over the economy during this period. Entrepreneurs and inventors put together various machines and businesses to help better the country function on a day-to-day basis. The advantages
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Another negative impact that industrialization led to was the impact it had on the social and political issues that resulted. A bunch of factories were built in a short period of time, and done so without any knowledge of the type of air pollution that would result from the factories. It has been proven that the steel, sulfur and other various factories produce some sort of smog into the air and can cause harm to the environment. In terms of politics, the immigrants coming over from other counties were taking the jobs that should have been to the Americans that already lived in the country. More and more people moved to America and jobs started to become scarce. In my opinion, I would have to say that the good benefits outweighed the bad in terms of industrialization. The country definitely benefited more from the industrial revolution than it regressed. Society improved and there were so many more opportunities available to the people of America. There are a ton of similarities that the industrial revolution of the late 19th century and the 21st century globalization that we are personally experiencing now. Today, technology is all around us and it helps us to simplify everyday tasks. The country of America went through a big technological change in the 19th century as well, which played a big part in the industrialization of the country. The globalization that is taking place right now is also significantly impacted by the
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