Industrialization After the Civil War

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Kimberly Hubbard
HSI105 | 11/07/14
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Industrialization after the Civil War
Anthony, McCormick
HIS1405
Kimberly Hubbard
HSI105 | 11/07/14
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Industrialization after the Civil War
Anthony, McCormick
HIS1405

Industrialization after the Civil War
Industrialization after the civil war, came with significant changes concerning most peoples' lives. There were also a lot of challenges, and changes that took place: First the railroad was developed and the west was more accessible. The development of public transportation in most big cities provided a way for many people to get away from small cities.
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Majority of the immigrants that migrated to the large cities, worked in factories. Women, farmers, and immigrants were among groups that would take lower wages for jobs, that the Americans were receiving higher paid wages for, but still receiving discrimination. The Chinese were being taxed to mine for gold, this is how the Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed (Schultz, 2010). The Act solely prevented the Chinese from migrating for at least ten years, and those who were already in here, would not be permitted to become citizens.
Prior to the Civil War women did not work, they were caretakers in the home. Women would begin to work in factories, and accept lower paid wages. Women began to fight for women’s rights, this would allow them to vote, which had previously been denied to them. Farmers were affected as well, America went from being an Agricultural country to becoming an industrial country. Before the Civil War the economy survived from farming. After the Civil War, and with the Industrial Revolution, there was an end for slave use. Farmers couldn't rely on slaves to manage the farm, they had to work their own land. Industrialization affected the life of the average working American during this period, due to working conditions that were poor. They were paid little to no wages at all, majority of the time they worked long hours. Some working conditions were too crowded, some lived where
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