In this brief paper, a description of two developments of industrialization that positively affected the United States and two developments that negatively affected the United States will be discussed. An analysis of whether or not industrialization was generally beneficial or detrimental to the lives of Americans and the history of the United States will be outlined.
Second US Industrial Revolution, 1870 -1910
In this brief paper, a description of two developments of industrialization that positively affected American lives and a description of two developments of industrialization that negatively affected American lives will be discussed. Further, an analysis of whether or not industrialization was generally beneficial or detrimental to the lives of Americans and the history of the United States will be analyzed. During the 18th century the Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain, which at that time was the most powerful and wealthiest empire on the planet. Soon thereafter, other countries such as Germany, the United States and France became a part of this historical event. The impact on the world was monumental. It changed the ways by how the world produced its goods. “It also changed our societies from a mainly agricultural society to one the in which industry and manufacturing was in control” (The Industrial Revolution). The Industrial Revolution, which in essence was an evolution, created a high demand for labor. As a result families migrated from the rural farm areas to the newly industrialized cities to find work. “Once they got there, things did not look as bright as they did. To survive in even the lowest levels of poverty, families had to have every able member of the family go to work. This led to the high rise in child labor in factories.” (Child Labor). Children as young as six were put to work for very low, if any, wages, for long hours in deplorable...