Between the periods of the Civil War and the Great War, economy and culture development led to the urbanization and industrialization in America. The most remarkable development of American history was the immigration of foreigners from outside countries to the United States, causing quick growth in urban populations and a transformation of American union. In the early 19th century, thirteen million immigrants came from the United States, most from Italy and Russia, and the Progressive Era immigration forming the process of migration set by the expansion and the industrial revolution. Immigrants coming to the United States came for the American dream of freedom, and the desire to escape poverty and seek for jobs. The urbanization and growth
Urbanization in America was driven by the massive unskilled immigrants who wanted jobs and an opportunity to start their new life in a country known to most as “The land of opportunity”. Urbanization have made many changes to America. The cities have become a place to look for opportunities and a popular place to migrate for work either for the people from the rural area or immigrants from outside the county. Which will then lead to political issues and finally the restriction of immigration itself. The process of Urbanization started in the late 1800’s triggered by the Industrial Revolution and Industrialization. Several factors played in the process one of which is the Gilded Age who had a crucial importance in relation to the shift from
Social class systems in the nineteenth century were comprised of the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and the underclass. The different social classes can be “distinguished by inequalities in such areas as power, authority, wealth, working and living conditions, life-styles, life-span, education, religion, and culture” (Cody). The poor, also known as peasants, were usually mistreated and segregated from the wealthy, or those of higher class. During his time, Charles Dickens “seen as a champion of “the poor” by some of the poor themselves” (“What was”). It is said that one of his greatest achievements “was to bring the problem of poverty to the attention of his readers through introducing varieties of poor persons into almost all of his novels, and showing the “deserving” majority of the poor, bravely struggling against the forces arrayed against them” (“What was”). This is clearly evident in A Tale of Two Cities. During the nineteenth century Victorian era, social class systems were a common excuse for the division and mistreatment of many individuals, as evidenced in Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
The place of women changed drastically during the nineteenth century. Many factors such as the market revolution and the second great awakening impacted the way they were in the family, at work, and society. The role of women changed in a way that they were treated differently not just by society but in the house as well. They were beginning to be noticed and they fought to be independent from men, which took a long time to achieve, but they did it. Women believed they were just as able as men to work and be able to vote which is also one of the big differences during this time.
Urbanizing and making the United States more modernized descries the goal circulating the Gilded Age. This goal was accomplished but had consequences that came along with it. The Gilded Age was a time of up and coming innovations and corruption following. When it comes to there are, “winners” and losers” of the economy, American society, and politics.
After the rise of Industrialization, there was an emphasis on control of classes in the North and West. Because of the need for laborers in factories, there was an increase in immigration, especially from Europe. As a result
2. What role did the family play in the socialization and control of children before the 1800s? Family served as a primary institution of social control. Many adults played a role in children’s socialization and control.
In 19th Century England, living conditions were horrible for the poor. If you didn’t have enough money to stay out of poverty you were heading into a harsh and unforgiving life as a person in the slums. People took poison to escape the horrors that a poor person could easily slip into. Both adults and little children drank gin and beer because of all of the sewage and garbage dumped into the rivers. For the many, many poor people there was often no clean water and people went to the bathroom in ‘bathroom’ privies that everyone in the slums used outside. At least half of the poor children died before their fifth birthday. In contrast, the wealthy could have mansions with servants, grand food, and clean drinking water. On top of all of this,
Life during the 1800s was already difficult for many people. When Civil War started, living became even more difficult for the most of the Americans. Civil War camp life was hard for most of the people .Northerners won the Civil War. Why did the Northerners win the Civil War? Is it because of the soldiers who worked together in the camps?
In the 20th Century in North America they were also divided in to 3 main categories like the 21st century, rich, middle-class, and poor. The main difference from the 21st century to the 20th century is that no one would make remarks about class or be classist towards other. In the 1900s most of the things back then would be way cheaper than today which would make everything affordable for everyone. There was less crime as everything was affordable by all working classes; education was totally free as the school board would provide free trips, school supplies, and much more. Since there was a very little amount of crime it made the people very kind, helpful, friendly, cooperative, and many more due to the fact that they did not have to worry about things such as robberies or discrimination. The rich working class people in the 1900s did have some benefits for being rich, which were unearned such as private education, personal contacts with employers, and easy access loans to the bank. The rest of the benefits were the same which is why there was
People immigrated and traveled to cities for the increase of money and job from what they were making from farming. The factory work had appeared and seemed to be less strenuous than the farming work, and they looked forward to a better income and money and most satisfying lifestyle.
America developed as an industrial and agricultural colossal in the late nineteenth century. Beatified with limitless pure natural resources, remarkable technologies, ruthless population growth, entrepreneurial energy, and little to no government interference the United States cultivated very rapidly and changed perilously than ever before. Only within three or four generations after the Civil War the primarily base rural nation ranked fourth as the world’s main commercial, agricultural, and industrial power. In the 1900s the United States controlled global markets in steel, oil, wheat, and cotton. Businesses grew greatly in size and power. Social tensions and political corruption aggravated the rising scale of business enterprise.
Have you been in a stage in your life that leaves not only you but your children as well on the street with nowhere to go? If you’re family is not making enough money and you need assistance from the government, Public Housing may be the thing you need. Public housing are homes that are owned by the government and in some cases by private landlords who give low income citizens a home. Public Housing was created in between the nineteenth and twentieth century in hopes to decrease poverty rates from inclining. The Industrial Revolution caused poverty that led to sickness and death to rise which convinced the government to create this subsidy. As in the old days, there is criteria you must meet to qualify for Public Housing. In order to
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, Europe went through many significant changes that had great effects on their society. These changes were largely due to the Industrial Revolution that dates back hundreds of years, but shows most prominent influence during this time. The technological
The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were full of evolving social and economic ideas. These views of the social structure of urban society came about through the development of ideas taken from the past revolutions. As the Industrial Revolution progressed through out the world, so did the gap between the class structures. The development of a capitalist society was a very favorable goal for the upper class. By using advanced methods of production introduced by the Industrial Revolution, they were able to earn a substantial surplus by ruling the middle class. Thus, maintaining their present class of life, while the middle class was exploited and degraded. At this time in history, social