Soon entrepreneurs applied Whitneys ideas to other industries. The significance of mass production was that it increased the speed of being able to produce a product by a lot. Mass production made the prices of once expensive things like cars plummet as the speed which they could be produced rised. It provided new jobs to people who were unskilled in craftsmanship. Socialism: Socialism is an economic concept that advocates public ownership of all resources.
They all worked together to produce the products instead of each of them making a product. How were all of these factory workers recruited? “A good many from the agricultural parts… People left other occupations and came to spinning for the sake of high wages.” [Document 2] People were leaving their farming jobs and other jobs to go to work in the factories because, just like now, money was a necessity in everyone’s life and working in factories gave workers more money to bring home and use to provide their family with other necessities. The process of Industrialization was a slow but fast moving process. There were a lot of new technologies popping up in all fields.
Cotton was needed around the world because of the invention of the spinning machine. There was a great need for workers, to work the fields and gin the cotton, thus more slaves were needed. This made life difficult for the slaves. Slaves were worth more money, and the whites’ attitudes changed toward the slaves and there was a decline of freed slaves after 1800. Therefore the slave population grew.
Size and number of farming land increased tremendously. New farming techniques were used to increase food production. Changes in textile machinery, large population of workers, and changes in agriculture contribute to why the revolution began in England. Previous to the inventions to improve fabric work, production was extremely slow and tedious. This cloth, material, yarn goods, etc.
As you can see in source 13 it shows a painting of a new railway station. My second change is the work the cotton and wool industry grew and grew this caused more jobs for the people. Many children worked in the cotton mills as you can see in source 10 on the handout. This helped countries trade and bring in money which helped the economy a lot. My final change is the health and the medicine a vaccination had been developed for small pox.
The colonies first used indentured slaves on plantations, but they were much more expensive than slavery. Indentured slaves had their fare to America payed for as well as supplied with comfortable living conditions and in some cases, food. Slavery was introduced to America and it was a big hit. Slavery was almost free compared to indentured slaves, and with that money farmers were saving, they spent it on even more slaves and expanding their plantations. More plantations meant more crops being produced, which meant more profits that could be used to expand plantations.
A good way to get more materials involves finding more land to claim that has the materials on them, thus the British colonization of North America. When the British began to colonize the Americas they came into a huge amount of raw materials that allowed them to begin making finished goods that sold for more than then raw materials. The Americas also gave the British a domestic trading partner, with a domestic trading partner Britain began to make even more money. When the British began realizing the tremendous amount of materials the colonists were sitting on Britain shut down trade to other nations which put a collar on the growing American economy and gave the British a monopoly over a large amount of trade. The role of mercantilism to the colonial process of North America was very important.
Initially effecting the economy of Britain, the industrial revolution increased the amount of trade, and growing rapidly Britain was known as ‘’’the workshop of the world’, the centre of the world manufacturing, finance and trade. By the 1870’s, Britain had the most extensive railway system in the world to make transportation of raw materials easier, meaning more trade could occur, and English businessmen could acquire new markets for their trade. soon was a cause of the economic decline. Although the economy kept growing, the rate of growth wasn’t as much, meaning competition from America and Germany was a threat. This was named the ‘Great Depression’ and was a major change for the economic state of Britain.
America Transformed Timeline and Paper HIS/110 January 31, 2011 America Transformed Timeline and Paper The industrialization of America contributed to the economic development of the country in many, many ways. Firstly, we need to define industrialization, which usually refers to a change from home and hand production to machine and factory production. The invention of water-powered spinning and weaving machines greatly increased production of material. The cotton gin, which was invented by Eli Whitney in 1794, greatly increased the cultivation of cotton in the south. When steam power replaced water power, industries and factories arose, creating industrialized areas which attracted more and more people with the promise of paying jobs.
The Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the advent of gross urbanization of factory towns and cities. Due to advancements in areas such as textiles and machinery, many people flocked from the country sides of Europe (particularly Britain) to cities where they sought work was factory operators and machinists. To accommodate the tremendous influx of people, cheap and cramped housing was built, with communal wells provided for water. However, as there were few facilities for removing sewage, and the living conditions were deplorable, disease became rampant. Typhoid fever, cholera, tuberculosis, smallpox and rabies were infectious agents which followed the bubonic plague, and found easy hosts in the unclean slums