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.
After the Civil War, rapid industrial growth occurred in the United States. Many changes took place in America between 1860 and 1900, and the country went through a radical transformation where it changed from a nation of farmers to a power industrial center. There are many factors that worked together that made this industrial growth possible such as new technology and inventions which led to new power sources and factory efficiency, cheap and plentiful labor and improved transportation, entrepreneurs, and a cooperative government. Many of the inventions of the Industrial Boom required much more power than humans and animals could provide. The charts in Document 5 on American Industrial and Agricultural Power Sources show that in 1850, 52%
Dennis B. Neuenschwander once said “A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. What a tragedy this can be in the history of a family. Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to ours lives”. Thankfully over the years we were able to uncover so much about the early generations and civilizations that once colonized America. Due to the early civilizations Central america has become one of the largest economies and is still growing at a fast rate.
business, especially on the international level, industrialization had a very big impact, as shown in Document 5. On the graph, it showed how from 1870 to 1920, there was a very noticeable increase in the amount of money the United States gained because of their business in international markets. This could have been caused also by the rise of big businesses and new policies that were being made, as well as because of the invention and manufacturing of many new things. It is clear that the value of their exports increased dramatically, allowing U.S. business to rise. In conclusion, there were many social, economic, and political reactions cause by industrialization and urbanization between 1890 and 1920.
Both economics and politics experienced radical changes during the Early Republic period in America. Remarkably subtle but undoubtedly significant was the development of a recognizable middle class during the Early Republic. This revolution can be attributed to what Wood refers to as a “consumer revolution of immense importance” and through the pervasive spread of commerce. A newfound appreciation for domestically internal trade and the recognition of the significance of this internal trade increased prosperity and gave more people enthusiasm for business. 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.
The stock market was a place where you could invest in stocks basically buying a share in a certain business. The stock market put America in the golden age and virtually abolished poverty in the 1920’s. The many changes in the economic, social and political changes in the twenties had a huge impact on American life. We had a very successful era and it show that we can rebuild America, as we know
Definitions of Freedom The Gilded Era and the Progressive Era were important times of social and economic growth in American history. During the Gilded Era, there were rapid industrialization, innovation of technology and science, the rise of big business, and the construction of the transcontinental railroads. Afterward, the first year of the 20th century to about 1914 is marked as the Progressive Era. This was a time to combat monopolies and corruption, more government interference and protecting the rights of the poor, women, and consumers. One of the big issues in these two eras was conflicting definitions of “freedom.” Although people had freedom to make money in the Gilded Era, only a small minority of robber barons could do so.
The baby boom, the television boom, and the boom of America all began in the 1950’s. The 1950’s was a year of advancement. Coming out of WW2 and the depression, it was time to make a change and the 1950’s was that change. The 1950’s was quite a radical time period; this is the decade that birthed rock n' roll, suburban living, the television set, and other wonderful things this country brought to life including new technologies with science and a Civil Rights movement that would change the world forever. This era was looked at more as a lifestyle rather than just another decade or time period in American history.
Another core cause examined is economic expansion. Among the recent debates about spending cuts and tax increases, it really calls to attention that America was born from an economic expansion. In about 20 years, 1747 to 1765, American exports doubled, as did the imports. As a result people became rich in this flourishing economy, but more importantly a sort of aristocracy, such that has never been seen in America before, is created. As sure as taxes, the clash of the classes begins.