When he was seven, his dad died and a few years later the family moved to the poverty-stricken west side of Detroit (Unknown, 2012). He was keenly aware that his father’s death was directly related to the working conditions on the job in the town’s coal mines and never forgot the pain and hardships it caused. Hoffa began taking on odd jobs and continued this practice when he moved with his mother and three siblings to Detroit in 1924 (A Worker's Hero, 2012). Jimmy dropped out of school at 14 to work, spending his teen years unloading box cars and trucks. By age 19, he was working at Kroger Grocery’s produce warehouse where, despite being on call from 12-14 hours, he and the other
Group 5 Swisher Case Max Swisher founded Swisher Mower by being lazy and using his brain. He lived in rural Missouri where one of his chores was to mow his lawn. He soon realized that if he were to make a gear box and tie a rope from the mower to the tree in the middle of the yard he could control the mower. So, he sat under the tree and mowed his lawn in concentric circles. He neighbors soon began to notice and began to ask him to make the same machine for them.
I also chose Ford because of the impact he had on our country through different inventions, ways of thinking and incredible contributions to help others. Henry Ford was born in Greenfield, Michigan on July 30, 1863. His beginnings were humble, he was the son of a farmer. Ford dropped out of school at 15 to help with the family farm, but that didn’t mean he liked doing farm work. In 1879 he moved to Detroit to become an apprentice in a machine shop.
Although the making of new transportation was dangerous and killed many workers, the ways the developments in transportation brought economic and social changes in the United States in the period 1820 to 1860 was because of the new railroads, the new types of transportation, and the way it helped make more income. The first reason why the developments in transportation brought social changes was because of the railroads. With new railroads people were now able to move all around the United States. Now that people were settling in new places it allowed the growth of cities. With all these growing cites, it really changed the way people lived.
Ford set off at the age of sixteen to the nearby town of Detroit, Michigan to work as a machinist apprentice during this time he was introduced to the small combustion engine. In 1882, Henry finished his apprenticeship and was a full fledge machinist. After three years he went back home working only part time for Westinghouse Engine Company, which hired him to demonstrate steam engines on nearby farms, and in his spare time he worked at his machine shop he opened on his family's property. During the winter months he would work in his shop building steam engines. Henry believed that machines could be developed to make farming easier.
The quantity of those involved in buying and selling increased exponentially and in response, the development of modern day concepts such as businessmen and entrepreneurs arose. This coupled with greater internal trade and the encouragement for state legislatures to involve paper money in the expanding economy, resulted in an aspired consumer revolution that deteriorated
With the promise of learning a trade and becoming more wealthy a new class of people was appearing in the cities, the middle class. With the change in the economics of the cities, more and more people moved into the cities to begin jobs in the factories, which was also made easier by the new railroads. People flocked to the more urban areas in order to find easier jobs and to make more money than they had been by farming. The better easier life seemed to be withine the grasps of those who wanted to make a living and raise their families with the raise of the industrial
The Inevitability of Negative Consequences of the Industrial Revolution The perception of the industrial revolution as a key factor in changing the way of life is a fair statement. It is termed a “revolution” because the changes it produced were great and sudden. This revolution first appeared in Britain in the 1700s, fostering attitudes toward capitalism and modern industry everywhere. New traditions replaced old traditions, machinery replaced people, and people moved to urban cities from rural areas; simply, the way of life had been changed forever. The industrial revolution introduced mass production and greater markets.
This was important for emerging industrial centers. With the increase in amount of trade amongst one another, a closer bond was formed. Roads and railroad production was increasing rapidly during the early 19th Century. Roads were deteriorated to a great extent by various wars and other violent events. At this point in time, roads got improved and underwent repair on a larger extent; the production of railways skyrocketed in the German States.