However, the accelerated progression of the country’s economy and affluence wrought consequential effects. Businesses monopolised entire industries through vertical and horizontal integration, the increase in industry attracted workers to already densely populated cities, and working conditions for the lower-to-middle class were often poor. With the unprecedented increases in population, cities were ill-equipped to support the sanitary and safety needs of the occupants. Post-Civil War demands triggered manufacturing expansion. Soon the new economic process was largely controlled by the utilisation of iron, as well as electric and steam power.
Industrialization had a greater impact in America because it was the motor that propelled urbanization. The creation of factories made people move from the farm to city. Because of this movement, cities started growing, buildings started to appear and new behaviors and manners were adopted. Even though urbanization is the reason of the growth cities and culture without industrialization it wouldn’t have been
Year 8 change assessment 1. What changed in the iron industry between 1750-1900 In the 1760s Britain had plenty of iron ore and limestone for the industry. Iron was very important because it was used for tools, machinery, ships, railways and trains. Iron was exploited, manufacturing moved from being made in people's homes to being made in purpose built factories. Due to this more factories and industries are made therefore it makes more jobs for the people which benefits them because more money gives a better quality of life.
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
Assignment 1.2: Industrialization After the Civil War Strayer University Professor Irina Popova-Nowak HIS 105 – Contemporary U.S. History Jennifer C Maloney Due Date: August 4, 2014 The United States took steps toward becoming a much more industrialized nation following the Civil War. The effects of industrialization in the United States between 1865 and 1920 were visible in many aspects of American Society. Industrialization in the United States had both advantages and disadvantages in its effects on different groups in American life as well as the economy, politics and United States society altogether. Urbanization Industrialization and urbanization, or growth of cities, went hand in hand. Business and industrialization centered on the cities.
Technological advancements, quality of everyday life, and poor working conditions became major issues raised by the growth of Manchester, and people reacted to these issues in both negative and positive ways. Manchester became a hub of technological advancements, causing both positive and negative effects on everyday life. As seen on the maps in Document 1, in the course of a hundred years, Manchester's size more than tripled. Canals and railroads were built and much more area was being developed. This would mean a much larger population working in factories and more people easily able to move to Manchester to work.
GKE-1 Task 4 GKE-1 Task 4 A.) The Industrial Revolution brought about many social changes to both Europe and America. Two of the most significant changes are the large scale urbanization and rise of the labor unions. Urbanization as defined by the New Oxford American Dictionary is to make or become urban which relates to the characteristics of a city or population. Because of the creation of more job opportunities, a rise in population occurred.
Standards 11-14 11A) Railroads had an impact on other industries because they allowed goods to be shipped quicker than ever before. Other industries, such as the steel industry, benefited from this as the supplies could move quickly to any part of the country, which in turn helped big business. 11B) Railroads gave people a quick way to the west, where they could have a fresh start. This was due to the transcontinental railroad, which linked the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S., which was completed May 10, 1869. These railroads were completed by thousands of Chinese immigrants, who had to face discrimination and were paid less than whites.
It was times like these that inventors, organizers, and administrators dominated. They could hire poor immigrants from Europe and China and make a new work force. In addition, farmers unable to afford the new technology would move to the cities to find work, which led to mass increase in city population. People like Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie appeared on the scene and were some of the first, and certainly the most famous, to take advantage of the situation. They profited immensely, “and so it went, in industry after industry—shrewd, efficient businessmen building empires, choking out competition, maintaining high prices, keeping wages low, using government subsidies.
In the emergence of the industrial revolution, various technology advances flourished in the United States. In the industrial period, a broad variety of motifs were altered in everyday lives and the economy. Though, not only did the United States improve life through industry, America reformed it by other aspects such as government, military, and literature. Josephus Daniels admired journalism and impacted the United States through his government and military service. During the industrialization period, many new ideas came occurred government, military, and technology that caused a transformation in the United States society.