The Industrial Revolution in America

analytical Essay
1112 words
1112 words

America has been expanding and growing since its birth out of Great Britain. The Industrial Revolution has been an influence in the American life since it first began in the 1700s. Many of the effects resulting from the revolution still affect America to this day. The entrepreneurs of this time and their industry still are around, although they have molded and shaped themselves into better products their still known from the originality of it all. Although the Industrial Revolution began hundreds of years ago it has affected everything on a global scale with other nations adapting from the innovations of this era. Economically speaking its increased money for the nation tremendously although the nation in debt to other nations to this day; during the era it rose so quick among the other nations it was spectacular. Now, ecologically speaking it has impacted the environment in a lot of negative ways. There has been so many positive and negatives to come out of the Industrial Revolution it has had more of a neutral impact on everything. In the beginning nothing noticeable really occurred, it was mostly just little things with farming that improved life for the common person. “Most families did not have enough to sell at the market- they had just enough for their own needs.” Up until the factories started booming and employment rates skyrocketed, people really couldn’t become wealthy and live a decent life. As the ways of farming grew the English at the time began to use up more and more land efficiently. “Unusable swamplands could be drained and used for crops.” That’s absolutely amazing that in this era they could turn swamps into areas to raise more crops so they can naturally make more money at the markets and become a bit wealt... ... middle of paper ... ... these goods. With so much oil being pressed out at a cheap price, just about every American citizen was being able to burn fuel for their homes and the machines they needed; but this came at a crucial cost to the environment. Works Cited Grayson, Robert. The U.S. Industrial Revolution. Edina, Minnesota: ABDO Publishing Company, 2011. Jacob, Margaret. C. “Industrial Revolution.” World Book I*10 2005 ed. McLamb, Eric. “Ecology.” The Ecological Impact of the Industrial Revolution. 2011. 9 April 2014. Mitchell, Broadus & George Sinclair. The Industrial Revolution In The South. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1930. Montagna, Joseph. A. “The Industrial Revolution” Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. 2014. 8 April 2014

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the industrial revolution began in england around 1760, but the effects were never fully felt until around 1830.
  • Explains that samuel slater's plan for textile mills saved time and increased the production rate of textile goods. with population sprouting across the east coast and the discovery of gold in the west, man was pushing ever more with the development of new ways to spread across america.
  • Explains that andrew carnegie revolutionized the transportation of goods and products across the nation with his transcontinental railroad.
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