The Industrial Revolution Of The 1800s Essay

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The Industrial Revolution of the 1800s
Prior to the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, the Thirteen Original Colonies were basically entirely based on an agriculture society. For the most part, the population was spread out and there was no sense of unity nor were there any real cities. If a family was in trouble there were normally not any close neighbors to help so the families were forced to simply rely on themselves. This was the same for both the Northern and the Southern regions. The industrial development from 1800 to 1860 affected the North and the South in very different ways. The differences eventually caused an amazing amount of tension between the two regions as they moved in completely separate directions. The economies, cultures, and political views of the North and the South became so different that eventually the Civil War erupted. There were actually three revolutions that completely altered the United States during the 1800s. The Market Revolution and the Transportation Revolution occurred basically simultaneously. As each one of the revolutions advanced the other would feed off that advancement and move forward also. Really, as a result of these two revolutions, we experienced the American Industrial Revolution of the 1800s.
The Market Revolution was a shift from the general store system to an economy, based on supply and demand. Farmers began growing crops and raising livestock for sale. Between 1840 and 1860, the output of the American wheat farms…

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