These endeavors provided a huge boost to the economy of the United States, advanced industrial technology, and provided more work opportunities for Americans. Most Americans were supportive of these changes and took great pride in the industrial prowess of their country. Another major cultural change brought on as a direct result of the United States’ involvement in World War II was the role of women in society. For years, women had been entering the workforce in growing numbers; however, they remained largely constrained to specific gender roles. World War II changed this in a number of ways.
All of these issues helped to shape the American nation and its people. After the Civil War, the development of improved industrial methods and the arrival of masses of immigrants eager for factory jobs launched a new era of mass production in the United States. The nation turned its efforts toward economic recovery and expansion. America's abundant supply of natural resources, such as coal and oil, encouraged investment. Much of this investment came from already industrialized countries like Germany, Great Britain, and France whose business owners looked for new investment opportunities in the United States.
Robert Jones Humanities 1101 Date: March 20, 2012 The importance of the middle class in a country as traced through the Black Death. The Black Death is a historical period dating many centuries ago when catastrophic plagues killed millions of people across Europe. It is said to have begun in the seventh century, lasted through the thirteenth century, and reduced the population of Europe by almost one half. During this period, a majority of the victims were employees. As a result, many companies faced severe shortages of labor and, consequently, this created an opportunity for the working class to make serious negotiations that led to better pays and, thus, emergence of the middle class people around Europe, the concept that has gained dominance in the modern world.
The Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early 19th centuries completely revolutionized the productive capacity of Europe. The revolution stood as more than just a rush of technological and theoretical advancements; it transformed European society down to its very roots. Every individual was touched in some fashion or form - peasant and noble, parent and child, artisan and merchant. The Industrial Revolution served as a key to the origins of modern European society, birthing capitalism and a higher overall quality of life. According to Paul Halsall there were four main effects caused by Industrial Revolution, increased standard of living, creation of factories, urbanization of the population, and a vast increase in production.
Despite it’s irony, the twentieth century was an iconic and progressive time for advertising. The 1900’s saw the ongoing clash of ideologies, two World Wars, and a devastating economic downturn, which ultimately led to the wrath of the Great Depression. Despite the hard times, the twentieth century also saw drastic advancements in technology, political ideals, and that of most relevance to this discussion – consumerism. During the first half of the twentieth century, the advertising industry saw great advancements and changes as a whole. The industry itself became more respected, and consumer behaviour more closely watched.
Sister Carrie and the Poverty in the Gilded Age The latter half of the 19th century saw a period of unprecedented growth and urbanization. As such, this era of American history was characterized not only by an industrial revolution, but by a cultural one as well. As the nation grew increasingly urban, so too did its people. Countryfolk flocked to industrial centres seeking employment and trying their hand at the “American Dream.” However, not all succeeded. Although innovations in technology and business allowed many to prosper, this era was also rife with the displacement and suffering of many.
The industrialization benefited America because it allowed for mass production, it increased jobs, and it caused cities to grow. Industrialization caused the United States to be looked at as a world power. It put items that only the rich could have, into the poor people’s hands. The rise of inventions helped the everyday lives of the US citizens. The invention of the light bulb and telephone illuminated the homes, and allowed millions of people to connect with each other.
In the turn of the eighteenth century, England and other European powers started changing from an economy based on colonization to a power centered on industrialization. In the mid 1700’s, the creation of the steam engine was the first in a long line of innovations to hasten the already changing economy. James Watt improved the steam engine in 1780s, which allowed the creation of locomotives and railroads, in turn lead to increased demand in iron, coal, other natural resources, and overall manufacturing. This increase in demand for resources created a gap in the labor forces allowing people to move from urban areas to the cities to fill the job
Willis U.S.History since 1865 Technology during the Industrial Revolution Around 1850s, America was on the move towards a new living and the large migration to the west allowed an abundance of foreigners to immigrate into America. With such a large population, people needed to work and mouths needed to be fed. As industrializing began, technological advancement helped transform the quality of life for the American during the late 1800s and early 1900s known as the gilded age. Railroads and other vast resources linked America’s society together. The development of an industrial society began with the vast amounts of natural resources that were discovered across America.
There is no doubt that here in America we are dealing with one of the greatest economic downfalls. It is said that 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty. This is due to the shrinking number of jobs, the rise of the working poor, the dependency on the government is raising, health cost (the biggest threat of all) are crippling American families, and more and more children, our nations future, are living in poverty or close to poverty. Due to the recession in America people are forced to do what is necessary in order to survive. For many businesses and companies one of the easiest ways to save money has been by reducing the number of employees.