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.
There were over 10% of African-Americans below the poverty line. Unemployment was a major factor for the north. The war in 1914-1918 actually helped the north to develop ways in which African-Americans could work, the north was well known for factories developing goods for the war effort. A lot of African-Americans were forced to do ‘slave jobs’ which would have been jobs such as working as servants, carpenters or blacksmiths in the houses. Urban housing shortages were also acute as people were coming to the cities for jobs which would lead to the city being over crowded.
The Great Depression abruptly halted Bands progression in the Jazz Age because of the expenses associated with bands, decrease in the demand for live music, and the separation that the draft caused. The Great Depression had a negative impact on the young new era of music by breaking bands apart because of the burden of expenses acquired through travel. In the time of the Jazz Age at its peak of popularity, the tragedy of the Great Depression taunted the genre’s performance. The larger the band was, the harder it was to accommodate the group while paying for food, gas, and medical expenses. Bands traveled around the country to perform which could incur up to $30 in gas per trip.
Of course, she withdrew her notice. Fear of Flying Simon was extremely distressed by flying and had cancelled previous flights at the last moment because he felt unable to get on the plane. Not only that, he found it difficult to be a passenger in a car. Things had come to a head when he had booked and paid for a 3-month holiday to America. After 6 sessions, his anxiety had almost gone.
The Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the advent of gross urbanization of factory towns and cities. Due to advancements in areas such as textiles and machinery, many people flocked from the country sides of Europe (particularly Britain) to cities where they sought work was factory operators and machinists. To accommodate the tremendous influx of people, cheap and cramped housing was built, with communal wells provided for water. However, as there were few facilities for removing sewage, and the living conditions were deplorable, disease became rampant. Typhoid fever, cholera, tuberculosis, smallpox and rabies were infectious agents which followed the bubonic plague, and found easy hosts in the unclean slums
Working 12 hours and pays getting cut because of depression , the Pullman workers began to walk out and protest. This had officially started the strike for Chicago. The members of the American Railway Union (ARU), soon joined them refusing to work on or run any trains , including Pullman-owned cars. Soon enough, 250,000 industry workers joined in the strike, effectively shutting down train traffic to the west of Chicago. The strike finally came to a end when President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago on July 6, 1894.
Runninghead: Unions 1 UNIONS 2 UNIONS The Industrial Revolution was a period that brought many changes to America’s economy. Industrialization of America saw changes in transportation, agriculture, textile and metal manufacture. These changes fundamentally created many jobs and essentially left an enormous impact on America’s economy. With radical employment growth many cities resulted in overcrowding, leaving workers to live and work under harsh conditions. In the result of all this many workers formed labor unions, giving them negotiation rights with employers on issues such as wages, benefits, company’s rules and procedures, health and safety violation.
This hurricane killed about 40 people in New York City and most of the deaths were in Staten Island. Hurricane Sandy also caused major flooding in many places like Long Island, Staten Island and lower part of Manhattan. A lot of Con Edison trucks are trying to fix the power shortages and also remove many trees that had fallen. Many bridges were also closed and so many people couldn’t get to work.
These American companies need to be reestablished in order to create homeland jobs. Now that these companies are becoming relevant again we need workers to fill those jobs spaces. The problem now is many high quality manufacturing jobs are available now, but this country does not have the workers with the proper skills to fill these jobs. The President is encouraging companies to help citizens in unfortunate circumstances gain skills in order to carry out these
This was truly the worst. So many Americans couldn’t find their loved ones. A mother and son were torn away from each other. Thousands of Mississippi families lives were shattered and uprooted by Hurricane Katrina. Almost all were left homeless with no where to go and depending on the government for help.