Most people who worked in the factories lived in the factories which had little living space, lack of proper ventilation and lack of proper hygiene (Wikipedia). Due to the poor living conditions and overcrowding people were subject to health issues and death related from communicable diseases. Along with the poor living conditions, hunger and malnutrition were common during this time. Labor laws did not exist. Workers worked long hours without breaks and children were also subjected to these cruel working conditions as they were often put to work alongside their parents.
The USA started exporting and importing goods with other countries. So, to keep up with demand, we had to produce more, which led to factories and labor unions. Also, the Railway Act that President Lincoln signed helped spur the Industrial Revolution
They are called “industrial statesmen” for the great economic power they helped America become. At the same time, they are regarded as “robber barons” because they built their great wealth by abusing the system, abusing employees, and destroying their competitors to satisfy their own needs. They grew America, but brought down many on their path. Document F is concentrated on John D. Rockefeller. A great man, really, in charge of having possibly the biggest oil refinery company in the world.
Urban housing shortages were also acute as people were coming to the cities for jobs which would lead to the city being over crowded. Finally, political conditions were
From the 1450s to the 1750s, powerful empires including the Spanish maritime empire and the Russian empire rose. With these powerful empires also rose systems of forced labor. The Spanish empire grew to include the Americas, and the Russian Empire took control of territory lost to the Mongols prior to the 1750s. Both the Spanish settlers in the New World and the Russian Nobility needed labor for commercial purposes, but the encomienda system gave the settlers the right to demand labor from natives, whereas Russian serfdom were comprised of peasants who fell into debt and were forced to become laborers to the large estates owned by nobles to repay their debt. The intentions of both the encomienda system and system of Russian serfdom were the same, however, they differed in the foundation and functionality.
The railroads was the first big business in the late 19th century that was a big part of the building the economy future. Railroads grew into a big and more integrated system with people like Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould who became the most wealthiest and powerful people in the country. Of course there were more developments like equipment standardization, time zones, land grants that made this business big. Railroads not only was the 1st bug business but contributed to the growth of other areas. Iron, Oil, and Electricity also grew along with the railroad industry.
Railroads consumed huge amounts of land and timber for ties and bridges. Throughout the world, railroads opened new land to agriculture, mining, and other human exploitation of natural resources. B. Steamships and Telegraph Cables 1. In the mid-nineteenth century a number of technological developments in shipbuilding made it possible to increase the average size and speed of
Companies were built on the backs of hard working immigrants who were paid low wages and worked in dangerous environments. Immigration had no bounds as far
American Imperialism HIS204 Eric Reed July 12, 2011 American Imperialism Imperialism became a part of the world in the nineteenth century. America decided to become an imperial nation in the late nineteenth century. Imperialism was adopted because of interests in other countries. The United States became more involved with other countries due to imperialism. Imperialism was popular in America but not everyone agreed with the policy.