Impact Of American Industrial Workers 1865-1900

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Since the industrial revolution began industrial workers have greatly important to the survival of America’s economy. The lives of the American industrial workers have always been hard, but between 1865 and 1900 they lives were made both easier and harder due to the impact of technological changes, immigration, and labor unions. The American industrial workers were impacted between 1865 and 1900 by technological changes. Technology made doing certain jobs easier and faster to accomplish so more could be made in less time. Due to the creation of electricity and lamps work could be done at all hours. But due to these technological advances workers had much less job security and their wages became lower than the standard of living at the time. They also became vulnerable to boom-and-bust cycle of the industrial economy. Many workers used to agrarian life had trouble adjusting to the modern industrial labor. Skilled artisans, who were once high valued tasks, were now replaced by machines. Due to the decreased need for skilled worker in factories employers turned to hiring women and children, which could be payed a lot less than men. Women worked in all areas industry, especially industries where there was unskilled and semiskilled machine labor. The American industrial workers were impacted between 1865 and 1900 by immigration. In between 1865 and 1900 millions of immigrants arrived in the United States, more than had arrived in the years past. Most came from Europe, but also from Asia, …show more content…
Though there were some benefits, between 1865 and 1900, for American industrial workers, there was mostly hardships for them. They had to endure strikes, wage cuts, job competition, job insecurity, and much more. American industrial workers lives were hard to begin with, but between 1865 and 1900 for them the hard just got

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