Dbq on Industrialization in the Us

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Since its declared independence in the late 1700s, the United States has become one of the most industrialized nations in the world. This was caused by major changes that occurred in society between 1890 and 1920. Social changes included the spike in gangs and tenements, along with changes in the role of African Americans Political reform also took place as a result of social change. Along with social and political change came economic change, which took the shape of legislation such as the Anti Trust laws, which increased exports in the United States between 1870 and 1920. Industrialization also caused an increase in urbanization. Social, political, and economic changes were caused by rapid increase in industrialization and urbanization that took place in the United State. The United States had industrialized and urbanized rapidly between 1890 and 1920, which caused many social changes in society. According to Jacob Riis, urbanization had caused tenements to develop in major cities. The build up of these tenements led to the rise of gangs (Doc 1). These tenements were unhealthy for people to live in and very unsanitary, so only the poorest people lived there, which tended to be the people who would cause major violence (OI). Also the role of African Americans had changed because of industrialization and urbanization. According to W.E.B. Du Bois, African American should be trained in order to be leaders for their people (Doc 2). Before, they got the lowest education in society, so he believed that they should be better educated so they could help their people. One person who helped this movement was Brooker T Washington. He believed in African American rights (OI). These social changes came up because of the rapid increase in urbanization and industrialization. Industrialization, along with urbanization had caused some political changes in society. The political
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