Alexander Hamilton And Thomas Jefferson's Contribution To The Economic Development Of America

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America Transformed Timeline and Paper HIS/110 January 31, 2011 America Transformed Timeline and Paper The industrialization of America contributed to the economic development of the country in many, many ways. Firstly, we need to define industrialization, which usually refers to a change from home and hand production to machine and factory production. The invention of water-powered spinning and weaving machines greatly increased production of material. The cotton gin, which was invented by Eli Whitney in 1794, greatly increased the cultivation of cotton in the south. When steam power replaced water power, industries and factories arose, creating industrialized areas which attracted more and more people with the promise of paying jobs. While the increase in America’s urban population was great for the labor market, it also had an effect on the social reforms of the areas. The overcrowding of some areas led to outbreaks of contagious diseases such as cholera and typhoid. Medical personnel…show more content…
The American democracy came about during the enlightenment era with thoughts and ideas about freedom and speech. America established itself as one of the greatest democracies in the world from 1789 to 1850. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson help shape most of the American nation. Hamilton was a federalist who believed the government should hold more power. Jefferson was an anti-federalist who believed in a strong state government and a weak federal government. Manifest Destiny drove America to expand democracy west and the population in America increased from less than four million to more than twenty three million. Methodists and Baptist churches became very popular and were the largest in America. The Baptist churches grew from 400 to 2700 between 1783- 1820 and the Methodists churches grew from 50 to 2700 within the same time

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