I cannot answer for most people, but my answer is no. Sadly, people in other countries do not have the privilege of saying no, or the privilege of finding another job as quickly as one can find here in America. Now, I know what you are thinking, “it’s not easy to find a job here, the way that our economy is”, but it sure beats trying to find a job in rural, undeveloped countries. Our main topic is going to be the garment industry and the changes it has made in the past few decades. Usually, when we talk about changes, we are talking about the strides they have made towards success, but in this case, we are going to be discussing the opposite.
The advancements in technology in factories were new machines, more efficient machines, and others. These new machines made the amount of actual “work” lower. This caused factories to not need as many workers as before. They didn't need as many workers because the new machines could do some of the work that was previously being done by people. This caused workers that were replaced with new machinery to find new jobs elsewhere.
Industrialization could have split America because at the time the society saw no improvement because people were still very poor and working under horrible conditions. The rich and elite were getting richer and richer by cutting down the workers’ wages and making them work long hours. Women were often hired because they didn’t have to be paid as much as men and were able to perform the same duty with the introduction of machines. Handicraft which was once highly valued now had no value at all because the same affects or better could be produced with machines and they were faster. Workers had poor working conditions and the employers were more concerned with the cost of the labor instead of the welfare of their employees.
However, due to the Industrial Revolution, America began to stray from the vision the founding fathers had for the nation in the late 1700’s and 1800’s. Though social mobility was promised to immigrants and common Americans, these same people were often exploited and left in poverty. Founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, valued farming above all else, but as industrialism took hold of America, farming became much necessary, and farmers more scarce. Finally, though America’s politicians promised to hear what the common people had to say, during and after the Industrial Revolution it seemed that only the very wealthy could make any sort of impact, and there was nothing to stop them from crushing the working class underfoot. The United States of America was built on the ideal that every man should be able to make his way in the world regardless of his family or class.
These workers were also crippled but enlightened by industrialisation meaning that again opposition increased. Because the government was putting as much money as possible into industrialising, wages stayed very low, causing many workers to live in horrific cramped conditions, which were prone to widespread disease due to the overcrowding. Taxes increased, worsening the workers financial problems and after being told that their hardship was to fund industrialisation for an eventual better Russia for everyone, in 1902 there was an industrial slump, which made it seem to the workers that their efforts were in vain. This increased opposition because the workers were looking for someone to
Slavery and population had a big affect on the next 100 years of the United States history. The US also changed diversely with new innovations like roads, waterways, railroads, steamboats, and refrigerated railroad cars. A few new innovations that changed or improved from 1776 to 1870 are the roadways, waterways, railroads, steamboats, and refrigerated railroad cars. Roadways were an innovation that created a way for easier, and faster transportation. Waterways were also a way for transportation, to cut out a lot of land, and cut out time.
Some businesses are completely closing their doors. It doesn't help that the effects of unemployment spill over into other areas of the economy. When people are can't find work, they have less disposable income causing a lower demand for nonessential goods and services. With drops in spending by consumers, businesses may be forced to look at ways to cut costs in order to keep their doors open. One way to reduce expenses is to lay off more workers, resulting in a seemingly endless cycle as even fewer families are able to spend money to regenerate the companies’ business levels.
Machinery took jobs of many people but it also gave jobs. There were two major changes that happened to poor labourers that the farmer’s hot new machines, this causes poor people to lose their jobs. Many changes happened in the textile industry. There were fewer jobs available because machines were used instead. This would lead to less jobs and people getting fired.
However during industrialization it brought about a lot of change. The workforce changed resulting in family farming becoming factory working. Moreover, during industrialization machinery took over farming resulting in the farmers no longer needing extra help. This resulted in towns and cities expanding to hold the capacity and many people moving into the cities and towns for factory work. Parsons argues that industrialization led to the nuclear family being very isolated, as the family lost some functions, such as the relationship now between the extended family was down to choice and not duty.
Due to the Industrial Revolution, children’s role in the family and society began to change. Although children have always contributed, in some way, to the family’s economy or life, their role in society and economy changed. However, although the amount of time family spent together change; the importance of religion in society stayed the same. In the 1700’s, before the Industrial Revolution had taken place, England was a typically calm and peaceful environment. Most English families owned some land; most of the landowners were wealthy farmers while the poorer farmers depended on the commons to support their families.