The Industrial Revolution And The War Of 1812

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The Industrial Revolution resulted in a shift from agriculture to industrial factories. In the United States, there were two phases of the Industrial Revolution. The first revolution, which happened between 1776 and 1789, was somewhat similar to Britain 's Industrial Revolution and more political. The second phase of the American Industrial Revolution, which happened from 1860 to 1900, was not only political but also led to great improvements of the economy and society. The Industrial Revolution first began in North America. This location was very important for the sparking of the revolution because the railroad, which was one of the causes of industrialization, was built here.
The Historical Catalysts of Industrial Revolution:
The Embargo Act and the War of 1812:
In the early 1800s, the Napoleonic Wars between Britain and France challenged the neutrality of the United States. Britain and France created trade restrictions which was not only peaking others’ economies but also disrupting American trade. Therefore, President Thomas Jefferson decided to announce the Embargo Act of 1807, which supported Americans producing their own goods because it banned the trade of foreign goods. Not long after the Embargo Act, the War of 1812 changed the Americans’ thoughts about industrialization. During the War of 1812, Americans wanted Britain to draw their soldiers out of the United States and stop supplying guns and ammunitions because Britain lacked respect for Americans. When the

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