The railroads became extremely popular and useful during the 1800’s to millions of people and other large companies. Although there were many indu... ... middle of paper ... ...iling industry and the expansion of the west. The railroads helped these industries expand their territories which not only brought wealth to the large companies but, it also helped create jobs for many people. The railroad industry became an important gateway for immigrants because it introduced them to different opportunities of work and living. The railroad industry also helped to pour money into America’s economy.
The timing of innovation often varied from one industry to another, having a ripple effect. Although, this resulted in an unprecedented level of productivity across every field. Profits for businesses were rising from the continuously increasing levels of production, while former workshops were replaced with assembly lines and factories. Larger scale production made economic sense to businessmen as it decreased the overhead costs. While some people pursued career opportunities in the American frontier, others looked for new ways of doing things incorporating technology.
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.
Second, the railroad created hundreds of thousands of new jobs for both railroad workers and miners. Third, the railroads boosted England’s agricultural and fishing industries, which could transport their products to distant cities. Finally, by making travel easier, railroads encouraged country people to take distant city jobs. Also, railroads lured city dwellers to resorts in the countryside. In conclusion, the industrial revolution brought many changes to Britain.
People began migrating from farms to the cities, many new inventions and technologies came along, and imperialism occurred. Starting in the early 18th century in England, the Industrial Revolution grew from their rich supply of coal and iron, which were used for energy. This coal and iron was conducive to the rise of factories that rose up all over the world. Rise in population and the switch from an agricultural society to an industrialized society pushed people to flock from their farmlands to industrialized cities looking for work. Many people immigrated to different countries, particularly to the western countries, in hopes of finding better jobs to support their families who stayed behind.
New inventions also played a vital role in the country's industrial revolution. The technologies helped improve productivity, transportation, and communication. With the transcontinental railroad, refrigerated railroad cars, and the new air-brake system, larger amounts of various products could be shipped internationally at a much faster rate. A telegraph line was laid across the Atlantic Ocean, allowing the states to speak instantly with people in Europe. Railroads emerged rapidly and so did the scandals.
As the nation continued to experience revolution of its machines, it also continued work on its infrastructure. In the half of the nineteenth century, the railroad network widened and the mechanizing of many complicated crafts erupted hence the deepening of mechanization in American society, which is more advantageous than disadvantageous. Mechanization was a great challenge to many American workers who depended on being employed (Fleisig, 1976). The introduction to machines led to many of the workers laid off. In addition, the machines required skilled people who could raise high production.
The technological change made the growth of capitalism. The entrepreneurs who manipulated the production rapidly became richer. The invention of the Morden technology in industry such as machines inspired the economic growth of the country and it doubled the purchasing power and also the total national income in the years of 1800 and 1900. In the start of the 19th century the mechanization of the textile industries in the Great Britain was placed from the previous manual work done by the workers. The increasing use of refined coal and iron-making techniques lead the industries in search of minerals from the silent places.
Growth also led to social disruptions that compounded tensions and overproduction in the 1890s led to unemployment and calls to restructuring the American economy. The second industrial revolution was occurred in the late 19th century. Industry, science, and technology had a great impact all over the world, European, Japanese, and North American nation-states benefited form the new advancements that came into existence. New equipment and assets, such as steel and electricity, greatly enhanced efficiency. The need for inexpensive labor and natural materials increased those items that were not natural to Europe such as rubber and led were in higher demand.
Great Britain’s imperialism and colonization of the majority of the world allowed the nation to gain access to a variety of natural resources, and increased revenue through taxes. It also greatly increased trade, as Great Britain opened up trade paths, and took control of many trade industries which greatly boosted the economy. With a stronger economy and increased money flow, there was an increase in consumer goods which was benefited by the fact that families had more money to spend on goods. In addition, there were higher wages, which was an incentive for people to innovate and join the workforce. The economy also experienced an increase with the rapid population growth of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, which led to a larger work force, allowing the innovations of the Industrial Revolution to become major manufacturing tools and to create factories and assembly lines.