Since the Civil War ended in the late 1800’s, many inventions and innovations started to skyrocket in production, which led to what is now called the Industrial Revolution. This revolution really made an impact on how the people of America lived. Faster transportation, like the railroads and locomotives, made it easier for settlers to move out west where a lot of the industry work started. Inventions also made a huge impact on how people lived and made their daily lives easier. Some of these inventions were electricity, the sewing machine, the telephone, and the Model T Ford.
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.
High-Speed Rail? Not So Fast… By Clara Green It would be difficult to overestimate the role that railway transportation played in the history and development of the United State. Trains both facilitated and accelerated the expansion of our country westward. Also the rails played a singular role in the industrialization and economic development of this nation. It is fair to question whether the America we know would have ever come to be, were it not for railroads.
The United States was facing hard times in the jobs aspect. The poor were getting poorer and the rich kept getting richer. The poor people needed a way to make money, but jobs were scarce during these times. The opening of factories and maintenance facilities allowed for new jobs to open up, in large quantities. The inventions of many new tools, such as the lightbulb, the telephone, and the railroad system allowed for the Americans lives to be easier.
This meant that Islington slowly started to become a more desired place to live. The impacts on Islington however have more negatives than positives. The positives are that because middle class had moved in, the housing started to improve because it was renovated. This means that the place looks more attractive and therefore more people migrated there. Another positive is that because of new businesses within the area, it meant more jobs for the community and so it opened up more job opportunities.
Civil War, Reconstruction and Closing of the Frontier caused this new revolution (Why a second industrial revolution, s 3). All of these reasons gave Henry Ford big chance to achieve his aim, and with this new revolution Henry Ford’s star began to shine. Moreover, he was an absolutely progressive man. There are lots of indicators which displays he was a progressive man; however, three of them are more important than the others which are increasing the living standards of his workers, generating and attending peace ship and finding assembly line. Progressivism is a kind of reform movement which tries to increase society’s prosperity, bring to modernism, innovation and increase the social justice.
He linked industrial growth with a stronger nation politically and economically, and was inspired by the more developed nations in the west. He invited foreign experts from more industrialised countries like Britain, France and Germany to Russia to advise him on modernisation. He realised that he would have to have policies that would allow individual business people to start factories and encourage metalwork. His policies were successful, because industrial growth increased on average by 8% a year between 1890 and 1899, which was the highest growth rate of any of the world’s major economies. When Witte placed emphasis on industrialisation, it meant that jobs were created in towns and cities.
To help bring this about, Witte implemented the following policies to modernise the Russian economy. The government became more active in developing the economy, there was greater emphasis on producing more coal, iron, and steel. A great success for Witte was the expansion of heavy industry in Russia. He linked industrial growth with a stronger national, politically and economically, and was inspired by the more developed nations in the west. He invited foreign experts from more industrialised countries, such as Britain, France and Germany to Russia to advise him on modernisation.
By doing so, the furthest reaches of the world were brought to light and the world was slowly pulled together. Once the 1800s hit however, Globalization 2.0 took over. Multinational companies were beginning to form and with this came industrial integration. These companies were constantly in search of new outlets for markets, ideas, or even laborers. Because of new technology, such as railroads and steam engines, transportation became a more available option, this jump started globalization 2.0.