George Washington 's Speech On The United States Essay

1100 Words Apr 14th, 2016 5 Pages
In his farewell address to the nation, George Washington cautioned the United States to not become involved in the affairs of Europe and the rest of the world, and to instead be concerned with its own issues. As the nation developed, however, that advice fell to the wayside; the country instead became more powerful and more connected to the world. Especially since the late 19th century, the United States became increasingly more connected with worldwide systems of labor, migration, and economics. The country’s connection to worldwide economic systems led to American industries becoming incredibly powerful, forever changing American markets. This growth of industry also lead to social evolution, a reaction to the change brought on by industry. As America became increasingly connected to the migration systems of the world, more people moved to America. They fueled American industry, but also American nativism. America’s connection to worldwide systems led to changes in American demographics, culture, politics, and overall society. The growing connection of the United States to global markets led to the rise of American industry, as the world provided more markets on which to sell goods. The primary cause of this industrial growth was the development and building of more railroads in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which allowed goods to be quickly shipped from anywhere in the country to the east coast, where the factories were that produced goods, along with the…

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