English Composition II
17 July 2007
Importance of Industrialization
In today's age everything seems to flow smoothly. Technology changes almost everyday, and we are increasingly becoming more efficient in our products. The efficiency has emerged from industrialization throughout its growth since the Industrial Revolution. The industrial plants have led to more precise and accurate products while still having mass production. American cities with industrial plants have become centralized and have attracted more population from all over the country and possibly even from other countries through the transaction of foreign companies building plants in America. Industrialization has become the center piece of America's economic development, and it has labeled America as being a land of opportunities. Nothing could have supplied America with this kind of power and prestige other than the simple but yet complex industrialization.
The Industrial Revolution in America was started in the early 19th Century. The Industrial Revolution was a dramatic change in the nature of production in which machines took the place of tools, steam and other energy sources replaced human powered work or even animal powered work, and skilled workers were replaced with mostly unskilled workers. Lack of demand for skilled workers allowed women to work out of the home and into the factories. The country went from a mostly agricultural society to a society based on industry and manufacturing. The population then began to migrate to these industrial cities because of work opportunities in the factories (The Industrial Revolution). These workers became more productive with the help of the machines, and since more items were manufactured, prices dropped because of the theory of supply and demand in economics (Hamilton). The decrease in prices made rare and difficult to make items available to the poor and not just the rich. Immigrants flocked to open industrial...