Essay about Industurial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution had a major impact (both positive and negative) on the economic, political, social and cultural life in America, changing it from an agrarian (agricultural) and cottage (small specialized) society which was Thomas Jefferson’s vision to a modern advanced and technological society which are Alexander Hamilton’s vision. The concept according to Alexander Hamilton is one of the greatest visions that he had. Alexander Hamilton was born as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on the 11th of January 1755. In the young United States, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton called for an Industrial Revolution in his Report on Manufactures (1791).
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He was a loose constructionist, which was a position with increasing popularity amongst politicians. All of his positions on the issues at the time were, however being stolen by the other side, which essentially proves him right.
The most important of the changes that the Industrial Revolution brought was the invention of machines to do the work of hand tools, the use of steam, and later of other kinds of power, in place of the muscles, and the adoption of the factory system. The Industrial Revolution came gradually. However, when measured against the centuries people had worked entirely by hand, it happened in a short span of time. Until the inventions of the flying shuttle in 1733 and the spinning jenny in 1764, the making of yarn and the weaving of cloth had been much the same for thousands of years. By 1800 a host of new and faster processes were in use in both manufacture and transportation.
In technology, steam power must have been the biggest advancement in its field. Fuels such as coal and petroleum were ideas used for the power of the steam engines. This new idea of steam power revolutionized many industries including textiles and manufacturing. In communications, Samuel Morse, an American inventor, had made a working model of the telegraph using a language of dots and lines. It carried information at high speeds, which made communications between Europe and North American

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