Industrialization Dbq

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Between the years of 1815 and 1850 America started to industrialize. The industrialization of American gave its citizens a greater chance at achieving success. There were new advancements in the fields of government, agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. In addition, during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the United States was expanding westward. The whole of the United States was affected with this industrialization. The two regions that were most affected were the South and the North. The Northeast and the South were affected by the Market Economy and the Industrial Revolution when they developed into the industrial and agricultural regions they are famous for. James Madison brought about the new idea of nationalism.…show more content…
This nationalism and self-confidence brought the “Era of Good Feelings” and brought about a period of economic and population growth and territorial expansion. Democratic-Republicans, accepted some Federalist principles. They expanded federal power and fostered national economic development by chartering the Second Bank of the United States and enacting protective tariffs. Chief Justice John Marshall also oversaw a Supreme Court that strengthened federal authority relative to state authority and used Federalist nationalism to protect the interests of commerce and capital. Under the leadership of John Quincy Adams, as secretary of state, the nation was able once again to expand physically by peaceful means, and it unilaterally asserted its independence in the Western Hemisphere through the Monroe…show more content…
They excelled at manufacturing and building infrastructure to support a manufacturing-based economy. The Northern states had an advantage over the south in the use of water ways for powering their factories. New England was especially well equipped with all of its waterways and river systems. The rivers of New England were the perfect source of cheap hydro power to fuel the growing number of manufacturing plants. Textiles were one of the main New England goods. Cotton would be shipped from the South and then turned into clothing and sold in the North and exported around the world. Such manufacturing and exporting boosted the economy in the North. The first textile mill was established in Rhode Island in 1790. By 1807, there were 20 cotton/woolen mills in New England. Just 6 years later (1813), there were more than 200 such mills. Explosive growth like this in manufacturing had never been seen before in the United
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