From the late 17th century to the early 19th century, industrialization was occurring in the United States and around Europe. The abundance of raw materials and the ambition of business men caused the industrialization before and after the Civil War. The First Industrial Revolution and Second Industrial Revolution, known as the Technological Revolution, caused the United States to thrive throughout those years because of population increase and all the new products or ideas there was. In the 1900s, the United States became the leading industrial power in the world because of both revolutions; the first revolution led into the second revolution because of the technology and economic changes occurring. The First Industrial Revolution changed agriculture customs and the Second Industrial Revolution caused changes in production techniques, but both helped the United States industrialize and become the most successful country in the world.
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.
But with inventions like the cotton gin, and the assembly line, mass production evolved. The United States had one of the fastest economic growths than any other country during this time. The Industrial Revolution developed the world and how it produced its goods. There were numerous inventions that made everyday tasks easier to perform by eliminating the tedious work that people performed by replacing it with a machine. The invention that fired up the Industrial Revolution was the steam engine, which was invented by James Watt in 1775.
The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, transport, and technology had a profound effect in North America. The industrial revolution marked a major turning point in history because it changed every aspect of life in America and the country as a whole. People started replacing ploughs and other tools for machines that could do twice the work. While others moved to large cities and started working in factories and other businesses. Huge industries such as the textile, steel, and coal industry came out and had a profound effect on the industrial revolution but, they would not have been extremely successful if it was not for railroads.
The innovative thinkers, urbanization, and infrastructure made the revolution significant not only in the 1750s but to present day. Without the Revolution, society would have still worked in urban areas, transportation would have not been discovered in the marketplace. Concepts like partnerships and selling shares were triumphant leaps towards expanding the market on a global basis. The industrialization in Britain was a drastic change in the economy, the shift between agriculture in rural area to manufacturing and services in urban locations. This shift is predominant in the present economy, proving that the Industrial Revolution’s legacy expanded globally.
The Industrial Revolution involved many different areas of the world including Great Britain in Western Europe, the Yangzi Delta in China, and Japan (Bentley and Ziegler 652). Before the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing was done in people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines (A&E Television Network). Technological development had a huge contribution to the development of producing goods by machines rather than by hand and sources of energy such as coal and petroleum (Bentley and Ziegler). Without this technological development, the increase of productivity would not have occurred. Much advancement leads to power machinery, factories, and mass production.
The industrial revolution impacted daily life, politics, and gender relations. During the industrial revolution, humanity had turned to machines for production instead of people because they where able to produce things more quickly and efficiently. The three main concentration areas in the industrial revolution were transportation, industry, and market. During the nineteenth century, the United States were the industrializing nation because of the outcome of the War of 1812. Therefore, America needed to improve its infrastructure.
The Industrialization Impact In the history of the United States, it can be argued that the economic change that occurred in the midst of industrialization was the foremost change that led to us becoming a world power. This change began with the newfound desires of U.S. companies to do things efficiently, and the invention of newer machines such as the cotton gin enabled them to do so. These inventions made many industries that were becoming unprofitable more profitable again, and gave the economic boost that the U.S. economy needed. With increased efficiency and the lowering of costs, many factories blew up around the country, and thousands of jobs were created. People began to migrate to these newly established urban areas around factories, seeking opportunity, steady income to feed their families, and a way to move out of poverty.
Many of the inventions of this time truly shaped the future. The creation of the textile, the steam engine, and the telegraph (Robin L.) changed how we produced cloth, used locomotives, and communicated with each other. The Industrial Revolution also affected transportation. Trains and airplanes were new, cheaper, faster, and much more comfortable than riding horseback or on carriages from city to city (Pros and Cons) . These new ways of transportation opened more areas to many.
The industrial revolution had a huge impact on today's world. Moreover, this revolution helped to increase average wages in many cities in the period from the 18th and 19th centuries. The invention of the telegraph provided people with a new way of communicating around the world. People migrated to the industrial cities on the steam trains and they got beneficial job opportunities due to the establishment of new massive factories. There is no secret that the industrial revolution was truly revolutionary not only for the economic progress of the country and lifestyle and even worldview of people has changed forever as the society became more industrially advanced.