The Industrial Revolution began in the eighteenth century marking the transformation of economic power and productivity. Not only was there concentration on agriculture, as their main source of an economy, and started to concern themselves with commerce, trade, and exploration of new technologies. Working toward great financial success to make a profit. Even though the machinery was new the main power source was human labor. Production took place in homes and small workshops. The primary labor force was drawn specifically to the young, as the industrial revolution began in semi-normal locations. The effects of the Industrial revolution were harsh on children, and it made people feel like all they
In the nineteenth century, the industrial revolution caused a sharp differentiation between gender roles. Men and women were thought to have completely different roles. Men were seen as workers while women were seen as home-makers. Men and women were totally opposites each other. Marriage was seen as the only proper locale for sex, and women didn’t have any rights in their marriage lives. Birth controls were absent, and abortion was forbidden since 1800s. Sex within marriage usually meant frequent pregnancy, especially as some areas had laws that a husband had his rights to his wife’s body. The death rate for a woman delivering a child was 1 in 200 in 1870 (Radek-Hall), so having children could be psychologically traumatic for women.
Imagine having to wait a long period of time for a letter from your beloved because they had to send it through horse. Or even better, imagine having to wait for wheat or meat restock in your city due to the distance the store purchased it from. America industrial growth couldn’t have occurred without the industrial giants of the period. The industrial giants gave the states more opportunity to create and move quicker to provide the nation.
As stated, many labor unions that were created utilized strikes to negotiate and come to a compromise between business leaders and their workers. However, it got to the point where they were being overused, and starting to turn very violent. The first time this had occurred is the Great Strike in the year of 1877. It occurred in the city of Baltimore, where workers from the Ohio Railroad company were on strike due to their pay checks being cut. However, a compromise was unable to be in a timely manner, causing the railroad system to come to a halt. This delay lasted for about a week or two, even causing the federal government to get involved as the economy and commerce was being greatly affected by this. To bring an end to this, the President,
England in the 1800’s was starting to change the world forever. Life was okay in England. They didn’t have very much food for the general public so many people very starving. The English people needed a better way to do many of their own daily activities because many of them took a long time to do.The whole reason England was able to prosper and have the Industrial Revolution was caused by the surplus of food from the Agricultural revolution, abundant natural resources, and skilled people available for work.
By 1913, Americans produced one-third of the world’s industrial output. Half of all industrial workers labored in plants exceeding more than 250 employees. By 1890 two-thirds of Americans worked for wages, despite owning their own farms, business, or craft-shops.
There are many causes and effects of America’s Industrialization, some of the main reasons include: migration to cities, improved transportation, and laissez-faire philosophy, while the primary effects generated by these causes include; consumerism, expansion of the market, and changed working conditions.
From approximately 1800 to the 1920’s, the United States of America as a whole experienced an immense amount of growth in multiple senses during what we, in the present day, refer to as the Industrial Revolution. Newly expanded industries such as the steel and railroad industries became large shareholders in the grand scheme of American wealth, allowing some entrepreneurs and business owners to fill their pockets at a significantly quicker speed than those of the former agricultural-based society of early America pre-Civil War. However, the new age of machines and factories in America brought along with it a series of mixed results, both positive and negative; furthermore, whether or not the good outweighs the bad was and still continues to
America was a time of rapid growth for people all across the country. The Industrial Revolution began a few years after the Civil War with the invention of steam powered machines. From there, America faced a time of massive expansion and modern industrialized cities popped up across the United States. While there was much success across the nation, such as manual labor becoming easier and a huge population growth, the negative effects of industrialization outweigh the positives. A few of the issues that made industrialization an atrocious time for many was the racism and segregation towards immigrants and unsafe and unfair working conditions/the deprivation of a regular childhood for kids across the nation.
During the 1800s people around the globe began experiencing a different lifestyle and workforce. Before this time, people worked on farms in small villages without any form electricity to be able to provide for their families. All of this began to change when an agricultural revolution, lead by the Dutch, arose. From that point on invention after invention and discovery after discovery was brought into the evolving world. It was a rapid change that really never stopped. To this day, scientists build off the ideas that first commenced in the 19th century.
As America was booming from government policies and new technology, population changes also took effect to contribute to the rise of industry. Population was steadily rising due to immigration, migration, and improved conditions of living. Millions of European and Asian immigrants came to America in search of a more promising and successful life. These immigrants created a growing work force that big industries took advantage of by using the minimally paid workers to help produce more for their companies. Along with westward migration in America, “In the post-civil war period, cities swelled in population as a twin migration of immigrants and rural Americans flocked to the glittering urban environment” (Riis 320). This urbanization solidified the transition of the nation from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Also in the 19th century, population was at a high compared the past because of improvements in health care, a higher reproduction rate and a better standard of living. These population changes provided America with a large, growing consumer economy that allowed industry and business to thrive.
In the 1800s the United States has an industrial revolution. Inventors were making all kinds of machines. Some machines were the steam engine, the telegraph and factories. Steamboats allowed people to get from New York City to Albany in 62 hours. The Erie Canal was a canal that connected the Great Lakes and the Hudson river. Railroads were being built all over the country. The United States wanted to grow more and went to war with Mexico to get California and New Mexico. After they won the war and got the land people found gold in California. People from all over went to California to get the gold. This showed that the country grew by getting new land and growing the population.
Innovations in industrial technology, foreign commerce, and the midcentury economic boom in the 19th century affected the economy of regions in North America near the beginning of the Civil War.
As it was stated in the lecture, industrial revolution was not a single revolution; it contained several different but deeply connected revolutions. Thus, the changes that influenced the life during 1750 to 1850 are all part of those several revolutions. The revolution in science and technology along with revolution ideology are the greatest changes that lead to the greatest impact on people’s life.
In the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century of England, the Industrial Revolution occurred. It is marked as an important movement in history because it introduced steam-driven machinery, large factories, and a new working class. With new manufacturing, job opportunities opened up. As the demand for employees rose, that is when the working class also began to rise. However, it not only included adults but children as well. The main reason for children to work is because it benefits the employers and their families economically. Employers made profit by having children work for low wages, and the money the children made would go towards the family income and necessities to survive. The low adult wages would not suffice for a neutral family or extended, so children had no choice but to work and help support their family. Although in need of money, there were too many dangers involved when the children were working. As a result of this, the state legislation had Acts passed for the children’s safety. The Industrial Revolution had many upsides in modernizing England, but it also uncovered that children should not be seen as workers needing money, but as young human beings that need education and protection, and the only way to initiate this is with the involvement of the state.