Industrializing America

Topics: United States, Industrial Revolution, Superpower Pages: 3 (773 words) Published: January 21, 2013

Industrialization in America
Willie Baker
American InterContinental University



This paper will describe two developments of Industrialization that positively affected American lives or the United States in general and will describe two developments of Industrialization that negatively affected American lives or the United States in general. This paper concludes with whether or not Industrialization was generally beneficial or detrimental to the lives of Americans and the history of the United States.


Industrialization in America

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain and spread to the United States during the 1800’s. This revolution would bring about many changes to the U.S. In general most of these changes would be good and eventually make the U.S. the most powerful nation in the world. It would also produce some of the wealthiest people in the world and raise the standard of living for almost half or at least half of the population of America. One of the developments of Industrialization that positively affected American lives was the ability of industry to produce goods at a cheaper price, as a result of new technologies being invented to make increased production possible. This would in turn allow workers to earn wages that would improve their standard of living. They were able to buy more goods and services that would improve their lifestyles. People who normally worked on farms moved to cities to work in factories, which changed their way of life to a more modern way of living, giving them access to music, sports and other types of entertainment (Career Education Corporation [CEC], 2010). Another development of Industrialization in America that positively affected the United States in general was the building of roads that took direct routes between two points, instead of taking longer routes to avoid...
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