American Industrial Revolution In The 1800s And Early 1900's

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The American Industrial Revolution changed many lives of many American during the 1800’s and early 1900’s. She was becoming one of the most important industrial nations during this period through aggressive political negotiations, economical and military power. Americans were discovering better ways of manufacture of goods, making transportation more reliable and creating communication more accessible to the general public. The population began to grow at a rapid rate and technological advances promoted the growth of industries in rural areas throughout the US. New technologies allowed business owners to reduce labor and the hours in the movement of materials from one point to the other. This occurred by using the new technology of railroads and machinery. Business owners used the railroads to transport their finished product and to ship the raw materials around the country more efficiently. The businesses are now able to use machines for lifting materials from one floor to another by the means…show more content…
(Imperatone, W. 1992) American companies would negotiate with these countries because of cheap labor, which would allow American products to be made at a decreased cost. Another reason was that foreign land had an abundant of raw materials that could easily be used in the American Industries. American Imperialism gave a purpose to the US, versus what other countries were doing at the time. Countries like Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Panama and Japan were expanding their borders, negotiating new trade markets demonstrating their strength and power. As the Unites States was growing, they also sought to protect its overseas territories like the Midway Islands, Hawaii, Guam, and Samoa. (Burlin, P.
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