The second half of the 19th century introduced a new style of enterprise to America, Big Business. The 19th century values of work and of being an independent business man clashed with the modern 20th century values of extreme expansion with large work forces and of earning the most money possible. The rise of the robber barons and the captains of industry helped the economy by pushing America into first place in the production of several products and by creating many new jobs. Although these new opportunities appealed to the masses, not everyone was satisfied by his new occupation. The creation of labor unions was a reaction to the numerous complaints about working conditions, wages, and work hours. The first unions protested with peace and reason. Once they realized that nothing could be accomplished through negotiation, drastic measures were taken and violence was the answer to their problems. The clashes between management and workforce in the Great Railroad Strike, Homestead Strike, and Pullman Strike emphasize these crises that were resolved through force and destruction. Economic depression in 1873 was the main factor in setting off the 10% wage cuts and shortening of work days in the railroad business. In 1877, Laborers took action by seizing control of the rails by sequestering the rail switches and by blockading freight trains, only letting passenger trains through. Strikes broke out in many cities including Baltimore where 10 protesters and bystanders were killed by the local militia. Engulfed in rage, the laborers rampaged through the city destroying all things pertaining to trains. Only after Hayes was called for help did the real action begin. In Pittsburgh, the National Guard was called to quell another strike by any means necessary, even if it meant killing 20 people including women and children. Tempers exploded as fires raged through the city destroying $4 million worth of railroad property. The country suffered an estimated 100
During the first half of the
19th century, improvements in transportation developed
rather quickly. Roads, steamboats, canals, and railroads all
had a positive effect on the American economy. They also
provided for a more diverse United States by allowing more
products to be sold in new areas of the country and by
opening new markets. Copied from ideas begun in England
and France, American roads were being built everywhere. In
an attempt to make money, private investors financed many
School System :)
Education for all has been one of the grand causes of national progress. Less than a century ago comparatively few of the working folk could read.
One of the reasons for the growth of popular education has been the spread of democratic ideas and of the application of industry to science. It began to dawn upon the people how profitable it would be for each inhabitant of a country to be able to communicate with or receive communications from others through ability to read and….
19th century: period of growing consciousness, restlessness which promulgated the formation of two major movements
Propaganda Movement (failed)
Revolutionary Movement (replaces the PM)
Marcelo H. Del Pilar
*They worked for the Philippines’ assimilation as a Spanish province and equal treatment of the Filipinos as for the Spaniards
*Writings in this period cannot be called literature….
The effect that industrialization and urbanization in families at the have of the 19th century The effect that industrialization and urbanization in upon family was both good and bad. For the middle class economic wealth was improving. The part that made the most profit and become very rich were the industrial entrepreneurs. This factories and mine owners made very big fortunes. The other part composed by professionals, small factory owners, merchants and shopkeepers were also increasing their….
It is difficult to value the role of scientific invention of the second half of XX century. But we shouldn’t forget that it is would have been impossible without countless ideas and inventions which mankind had made before.
Every minute of our life is history in the making. Nowadays technical progress is developing so fast, that people who lived 50 years ago even couldn’t imagine our modern way of life. They couldn’t realize things, which is widespread and habitual for us. Today’s events can soon….
Republic Act No. 1425, popularly known as the Rizal Law, directs all public and private schools, colleges, and universities to include in their curricula courses or subjects on the life, works, and writings of Dr. Jose Rizal, particularly the novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The Board of National Education is given the mandate to carry out and enforce the Rizal Law. It was approved on 12 June 1956.
Senate bill 438 known as Rizal Bill which was first authored by Senator Claro M. Recto -….
promoted the development of industrialization in the United States during the late nineteenth century. New power sources facilitated American industry’s shift to mass production and also suggest the importance of new ways of organizing research
and innovation. In 1869, about half the industrial power came from water.
2. Discuss the development of the railroad business during the last half of the 19th century in the United States and explain how the railroad companies manifested the structure and problems….
19th Century Industrialization
Nineteenth Century Industrialization
During the second half of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced an urban revolution unparalleled in world history up to that point in time. As factories, mines, and mills sprouted out across the map, cities grew up around them. The late nineteenth century, declared an economist in 1889, was "not only the age of cities, but the age of great cities." Between 1860 and 1910, the urban population grew from 6 million….
2. North Africa
3.4. Tripolitania – Libya
3. Eastern Mediterranean
4. The other countries
Emigration was directly linked to the situation in the country of origin. Especially from 1820 onwards Malta had formidable problems with redundant population. Peace in the country developed occupancies, which led to unemployment throughout the….
features of the “new monarchies” and the factors responsible for their rise in the period 1450 to 1550.
Can be given after study of New Monarchies (U1)
2003 (#4): Explain how advances in learning and technology influenced fifteenth- and sixteenth-century European exploration and trade.
Can be given after study of exploration (U1)
2006B (#5): How and to what extent did the methods and ideals of Renaissance humanism contribute to the Protestant Reformation?
Can be given after study of Reformation….