This was emphasized by the vision to have mass production in America. The mechanization movement greatly impacted the manner in which people worked. For instance, the implementation of the assembly line in factories created more jobs for people even though the machines took some away. Mechanization in America had various fundamental principles: reduction of work to simple labor, standardization, constraint and continuity. These are the main principles b... ... middle of paper ... ...n per hour.
With the new factories and way of life came new gender roles and social classes. One major effect of the Industrial Revolution was the creation of the middle class. The middle class or “working class” was composed of families who had members working in factories. The middle class was not wealthy rich to the point they did not have to work, but they also were not dirty poor to the point where they could not afford to live. Also, the middle class drastically changed the economy by bring more money into the flow and changing the prices of everyday goods.
Inventions starting from the cotton gin by Eli Whitney to the Model T invented by Henry Ford, the American lives and economy changed drastically. Changing from the agrarian economy to the manufacturing and textile industries, it opened doors to most people to start a new job in a new economy. It would not have been possible to achieve the simplest tasks as we would have today if it was not for the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the Industrial Revolution was a remarkable phenomenon in America’s history.
The worker would no longer stand for unjust treatment and thus the American worker did counteract the relationships between themselves and their employers. American industrialization relied upon poverty and immigration for its success. If immigrants had not worked for low wages at factories and industries the economic boom would not have taken place. The money made during the early nineteenth century was necessary to stimulate the growth in business. American workers finally became fed up with the unfair treatment they had been receiving, therefore they joined unions.
After the Civil War, the United States particularly New York, built many factories that increased the population and the number of workers. Both revolutions caused a positive change in the United States, even though there were a few problems with the growth in factories causing workers to work long hours for low wages. At the end, the United States came out successful and became the leading industrial power in the 1900s.
Organized labor, during the period from 1875-1900, had drastic effects on the lives of factory workers. Labor unions not only sought to improve working conditions; they wanted to have a large impact on society as a whole as well. These unions also altered feelings toward organized labor. The Industrial Revolution that took place after the Civil War made for a more economically sound country. American workers, however, were becoming more and more dependent upon their wages; a fear of unemployment also stemmed from this.
During the period of 1750 to 1850, Great Britain experienced an economic growth that transformed the lives of Europeans. It was an era characterized by the rise of machine-powered factories, technological advances, the increase in population and the expansion of trade. The progression of this transformation, however manifested itself into social and living concerns for the working class. Opponents of the Industrial Revolution feel that the effect of free competition and trade is producing wealth without well-being. On the other hand, the advocates for industrialization and the introduction of machinery feel that the lives of the working class are actually improving.
The Industrial Revolution was the general name given to a time period that marked the transition from hand-made products to machine-made products, leading to a booming economy and an abundance of jobs for unskilled workers. All of these components of England resulted in an increase in large towns and cities in order to sustain the growing population. The most prominent of these new cities was Manchester. The city sprang up after 1750 and swiftly grew in population to become a leading textile center in England. Manchester’s rapid urbanization, benefitted the industry in Europe as a whole; however, this success raised many issues- namely the fact that the citizens of the city suffered great morale and health declines.
Economically, industrialization made production increase. There was more than one source where people can go buy their goods and therefore, an increase in competition for the better product began. Then came the development of railroads and trains that helped workers get job opportunities. That is why industrialization has been and would be an important part of history. The industrial revolution impacted daily life, politics, and gender relations.
The railroad industry also helped to pour money into America’s economy. The railroad industry helped raise economic standards and change the way from an economy based on agriculture to an agriculture base on machinery. The railroads united America as a whole. It was the driving force of the industrial revolution that brought America together as a unity. The industrial revolution wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the railroad industry that changed not only the people but, the country as a whole for the next fifty years.