Industrialization In The Late 19th Century

America’s industrial expansion in the late nineteenth century was part of a new economy for the country and the rapid urbanization. Many conditions and factors were part of a remarkable growth and the industrial supremacy. Since nineteenth century the industry built a manufacturing economy and a growing size of cities becoming an urban nation. However, the rapid urbanization, the respond of the government, and the accelerated industrialization transformed the society and the culture. Did the industrialization bring progress and pain to late nineteenth century America and help to develop a new economic order to the country? The consequences of industrial capitalism and how workers responded to the expansion of industrialization and the …show more content…
Many factors, such as, new industry technologies, the discover of new materials, changes in the techniques of production, and new forms of corporate organization, contributed to the growth of American Industry. Technology was developed by the use of communications in 1866 and the first commercial telephone by Alexander Graham. Other inventions were part of the enlarge technology in the United States, and one of the most important was the introduction of electricity in the 1870s. Over the next decade iron and steel production was the dominant activity in the country and the emerge of new transportation systems, for example, the Pennsylvania Railroad. The new industrialization growth quickly and corporations invested their capitals in new technologies. There was no limit to how much investors could earn, and how corporations control more than 33 percent of the manufacturing by the end of the century, and how clearly contribute to American economic …show more content…
The creation of national unions created by labors to fight back against to arduous working conditions implemented an eight-hour workday and the abolition of child labor. The Knights, an organization of labor, hoped to replace the conduct system with a new cooperative system, but the organization disappeared few years later. After the disappearance of the Knights, the most powerful union in the country was the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, were its members were skill workers for the demand. However the demand for skill workers declined as a result of new production methods and the union was able to maintain just one of the corporations in Homestead. In the 1890s, despite militant organizing efforts, the abolition of the Contract labor Law, the establishment of a eight-hour day, and others, were the triumph of labor leaders. After the creations of new labor unions, workers failed in creation of successful organizations and the protection of their own

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