Industrial revolution

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1514 words
1514 words

The Industrial Revolution changed America’s exceedingly in more positive than negative ways. The American industrial revolution has its roots in the Industrial Revolution which began in England. The demand for cotton was huge during this time. Many new industries that helped America’s business were developed, but some treated their workers poorly. Also, many new forms of transportation and communication were developed and improved. Agriculture became industrialized by teaming up with some industries to produce the needs of Americans and many immigrants. This event helped the U.S.’s population and economy to grow, even though it had some malicious things that went on it was still more positive than negative. The British were the first to have an Industrial Revolution (US History). The first industrial revolution started in Great Britain during the 18th century. Then the revolution started to center on the United States and Germany. The industrial revolution truly changed societies and countries’ economies in many positive ways. The United States realized they needed to improve and level up their mechanisms after the Battle of 1812. This battle started when the British opened fire because they were prohibited from searching American ships. To the Americans, it was obvious that they needed a better transportation system and more economic independence. The British helped Americans realize what they were missing regarding industrialization ( Samuel Slater was the incredible, British man who introduced Americans to industrialization. He is the man who improved the textile industry in America (US History). Slater opened the first mill in the United States in 1790; the design of the mill was originally from a British model ... ... middle of paper ... ...d the factory gets to make money of what they bought. From approximately 1880 to 1920 agriculture added 2.1 million workers. Employment rate increased tremendously, because more people were need so larger quantities of products can be produced (NCBI). Even though there were rough and risky activities that many innocent people went through or had to do, the industrial revolution was the greatest to ever happen to America. America would not be the America is today if it did not had went through all of those level ups and few hardships. Americans gained confidence and experience from all the things that they did and experienced. The industrialization boosted the U.S. economy and introduced them to many new inventions and showed them that they were capable of creation a great nation after all. Industrial Revolution changed lives and made everything easier and ideal.

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  • Explains that the american industrial revolution changed america's economy in more positive than negative ways. the demand for cotton was huge during this time.
  • Explains that the british were the first to have an industrial revolution. the united states realized they needed to improve and level up their mechanisms after the battle of 1812.
  • Explains that samuel slater was the incredible, british man who introduced americans to industrialization. he opened the first mill in the united states in 1790.
  • Explains how new inventions increased the need for more supplies. in 1794, eli whitney invented the cotton gin, which separated cotton seeds from the fiber in a much faster speed.
  • Explains that the cotton industry was not the only industry around during the revolution. meat-packing gained power rapidly when the demand for beef cattle rose.
  • Explains that the steel industry was the main industry and most powerful during this time period. the first few miles of american railroad began in 1830.
  • Explains that the conditions in the american mills were better than the ones in europe, so they attracted more immigrants. railroad companies brought people from other countries to work for them.
  • Explains how boston associates, boston businessmen, preferred the labor of young females because they could pay them low wages and put them to do anything.
  • Explains that canals were man-made waterways that were cheaper than other services. the erie canal, which connects the atlantic ocean to the great lakes, helped new york's economy and increased its population.
  • Explains that the cumberland road was an important road during the industrial revolution. it provided a new service for entrepreneurs who shipped goods or farmers who needed to transport their products.
  • Describes how samuel f. b. morse created the telegraph, which transmitted signals by wire to deflect an electromagnet which wrote codes that could be translated.
  • Explains that the united states' agriculture has helped keep the economy balanced throughout the years.
  • Opines that the industrial revolution was the greatest to ever happen to america. it boosted the u.s. economy and introduced them to many new inventions.
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