Before the market revolution, American families were producing all of the goods they need in their homes or local communities. It was expensive to create goods, so people depended on trade. Since the market revolution, there has been a change in transportation, industrialization, and urbanization. Market Revolution was beneficial to every region in the states. The northeastern states became more industrialized and urban, the southern states gained more cotton and slavery benefits, and the western states became the new nation and improved in transportation and communication. Transportation improved from the market revolution through many new inventions, railroads, steamboats, and canals. Pressure for improvements in transportation came at least as much from cities eager to buy as from farmers seeking to sell. The first railroad built was in 1792, it started a spread throughout the states. Cumberland which began to be built in 1811 and finished in 1852, known to be called the national road stretched over five hundred miles from Cumberland to Illinois. By 1821, there were four thousand miles of turnpike in the United States. Turnpikes were not economical to ship bulky goods by land across long distance across America, so another invention came about. Robert Fulton created steam boats in 1807; he named his first one ‘Clermont.’ These steam boats allowed quick travel upriver against the currents, they were also faster and cheaper. The steamboats became a huge innovation with the time travel of five miles per hour. It also stimulated agricultural economy of west by providing better access to markets at lower cost. While steamboats were conquering the western rivers, canals were being constructed in the northeastern states. The firs... ... middle of paper ... ...oods in the market place. The market increased vastly, becoming more efficient with cheaper transportation and economic specialization. Industrialization impacted the meaning of work and changed the ways of time management. Urbanization mainly evolved in the northeastern states, which help the states to become more into urban cities showing and improving on communication and industrialization. Though this was great for the Americans it did affect the Native Americans and African slaves in a negative light. Even though it had ups and downs from different point of views the market revolution changed and improved how our economy is today. Works Cited Daniel Walker Howe pg. 259 Harriet Hanson Robinson, a “Lowell Girl,” Describes her labor in a textile mill, 1831 pg.239 Daniel Walker Howe The changes wrought by cotton, transportation, and communication pg.256
The Market Revolution impacted the country dramatically and the continuing dominance of agriculture and slavery in the south isolated the region from the West, Midwest, as well as the North, and connected it only to its trading partner, Britain. The Market Revolution was caused by a population spurt, due to an influx of immigrants as well as a high natural birth rate. Immigrants increased the population dramatically because they came due to quicker transportation, famine in mother countries, and the fact that America was the land of opportunity. This made it easier for
The effects of industrialization were key in determining the matters of our country as is it today. Two important effects were the new government regulations and the increasing immigration. The new government regulations affected positively by creating laws achieving better hours, better wages, and better working conditions for the employees. The increasing immigration brought diversity of races and removed discrimination in factories but it also caused that cities became overcrowded, dirty and dangerous places due to the violence and the easy expansion of diseases. The basis that built the US were given by the people who worked really hard trying to be treated equal and have the same rights as the others.
The Market Revolution that lasted for about the first half of the 19th century changed the way Americans would live their lives for the next 200 years. The idea of buying things at a market instead of making it yourself was an idea that swept through the United States and is still how we live our lives today. Certainly, after the market revolution, the economy flourished and the standard of living for people increased dramatically. Many people fought against the revolution and what it stood for, but they could not stop it from becoming the new culture of America and eventually the world. This culture is what has brought us to where we are today and we are much better off because of that.
There were many key elements of the market revolution. During the early nineteenth century, large economic changes known as the market revolution forever changed America.What triggered these massive changes was new innovations in communication and transportation. During the colonial times, technology was not very advanced, there were not any canals, ships were not very fast and all manufactured goods were created by hand. Many farm families in the 1800s were not bound to the marketplace and just made most of what they needed to live on at home. With the lack of canals or other means of transportation, it was almost impossible for many farmers to reach distant cities or waterways to get their goods to market. The serious demand for quick
Railroads opened new areas as settlement and stimulated the mining and manufacture. At the same time, the telegraph appeared. It brought uniform price of the country. Because of these improvements, many people migrated to west. The market revolution and westward expansion heightened the nation’s sectional divisions. The most dynamic feature of the American economy in the beginning of the nineteenth century was the rise of the Cotton Kingdom. But the increasing demand of cotton lead to larger number of slaves. For white people, westward expansion was a chance to get more freedom, but for black people, it means that they would have less freedom and their families will be broken. In the north, Market Revolution turned it to commercial system. Farmers focus on producing crops and livestocks. In some industries, the factory superseded traditional craft production. Both men and women could earn money by taking jobs from factories. Market Revolution changed the time concept of Americans. In cities, time of work and relax is divided clearly. Early New England textile mills largely relied on female and child labor.
The market revolution was a time of change, liberation, growth, and of course American ingenuity. This new kind of revolution brought about many changes in the lives of Americans everywhere. New technology from the steamboat to the telegraph connected the country in a new way. The emergence of factories (and the factory system) brought the growth of commerce, specialization of products, and many jobs to a rapidly growing nation. The market revolution benefited our country by impacting the social groups of the slaves and the middle class, generating a change in laws of the economy and warranting the redefining of freedom.
There were a lot of courses and effect that the Market Revolution left in the U.S. The Market Revolution was a series of innovations that led the creation of nb integrated national marketplace; it included the long distance coordination of the production, and distribution and consumption of goods. The Market Revolution in the United States was a drastic change in the manual-labor system originating in the South; and it was soon moving to the north. The Market Revolution was a change in the economic transformation that occurred in America during the first half of the nineteenth century. The market revolution changed more than just where people sold their goods, it also transformed how people lived and did. While the market revolution provided new opportunities and increased freedom, it also generated a great deal of concern.
The Market Revolution, from 1790 to 1840, inspired by the developments of commercialization, industrialization and the advances in transportation altered the lives of Americans in areas such as labor, transportation, commercialization, family life, new values and the new middle class. American entrepreneurs with new technology created an entirely different economy which shaped and affected all other aspects of society. The Market Revolution gradually shifted society from a rural agricultural lifestyle to the focus of work in the urban cities as it is today. While the vast majority of American citizens participated in agriculture and farming in 1800, the percent of farmers working in 2013 is less than 1 percent: this is the everlasting effect of the Market Revolution.
The Market Revolution was a drastic change in the economy of the 19th century. The Marketplace expanded exponentially. This marked the most significant change in American communities. This era was a time of great technological and economic innovation. The Industrial Revolution was taking off and American inventors were transforming the U.S. economy with new innovations and technological advances. The rapid development of manufacturing and improved farming had great impact on American
With distant but profitable markets now attainable, farmers and manufactures now produced for the market rather than for their own personal consumption. Farmers, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs were brought considerable opportunities because of the Market Revolution. The construction of new roads and canals allowed people to exchange goods in distant markets with complete strangers. Railroads allowed people and goods to move faster and cheaper. The steamboat, which was invented by Robert Fulton in 1807, made it possible for two-way traffic to move swiftly on the nations new waterways. With the steamboat, this made it easier for farmers in the South to easily transport cotton, rice and sugar...
It also provided Americans the opportunity to trade with people that lived in other communities. Robert Fulton invented the steamboat to make lives easier for people to boat up the Hudson River and back with shipments. Another major invention was the cotton gin. Eli Whitney’s invention benefited the workers in the South by revolutionizing cotton harvesting and separating the cotton seed from the fibers. Slavery became more established and ingrained in the South after Whitney’s invention. Both railroads and canals were an effective source of transportation from the North to South. Railroads provided a quick, scheduled, and year-round mode of transportation. They were also superior to canal routes in that they provided a safer, less hazardous mode of
Canals, steamboats, and railroads allowed for faster travel of exports and the creation of bigger cities. The invention of the Pony Express, specialized regions, and infrastructure permitted Americans to keep in touch over long distances and the creation of market towns, which inspired a deep, national connection from all corners of the country. The giant leap made by the Transportation Revolution changed America greatly in ways of their economy and
The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change and increased efficiency. No more would be goods be produced by sole means of farming and agriculture, but now by the use of machinery and factories. Technology was beginning to increase along with the food supply as well as the population. However, this increase in population would greatly impact the social aspect of that time. Urbanization was becoming much more widespread. Cities were becoming overwhelmingly crowded and there was an increase in disease as well as harsh child labor. Although child labor would be reduced somewhat due to unions, the Industrial Revolution still contained both it’s positive and negative results.
The introduction of railroads provided the most dramatic transportation growth. Before the industrial revolution, local transportation was by walking, riding a horse, or a horse drew carriage. For those rare occasions when they traveled longer distances, people still walked or used a horse. Typically traveling no more than 20 or 30 miles per day, Traveling was not a pleasant experience. A trip from Detroit to New York City that took 28 days in 1800 took 2 days by train in 1857.
Industrialization in the 19th century changed our nation. We became a modern, faster paced society with modern technologies. Women joined the work force and helped develop our nation. Cities grew and developed, leading to advanced transportation and high rise skyscrapers. Even farmers began to feel the improvement of the nation's economy. Industrialization had spread across the USA.