Throughout the decades America has seen many changes in technology, social standards, fashion, and education, but no time proves to hold as much change as the era of the second revolutionary period. The second industrial revolution changed America in countless ways, and is in important reason why America is the way it is today. Thanks to the second industrial revolution we were able to invent billions of new things that led us to the technology we all know and love. The second industrial revolution brought many changes to America as you will see from the social progress, inventions, and workforces.
Immigrants are large parts of the changes and social progresses made during the second industrial revolution that improved and sculpted our
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Although this time still held many difficulties for minorities they fought through the struggles and paved the way for minorities in America today. Adlai E. Stevenson said, “We live in a time when automation is ushering in a second industrial revolution.” During the second industrial revolution America was introduced to many new advances in industrial technologies. One of the most famous advances of this time was the technology of iron and steel production, an advancement that improved millions of products (education portal). Henry Ford’s idea of the assembly line was one of the most beneficial changes in industrial productivity to this day. Henry Ford said, “There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” Thanks to Orville and Wilbur Wright’s invention during the second industrial revolution people were successfully able to soar through the air in airplanes ( education portal). Countless numbers of inventions made during the second industrial revolution changed industrial technology forever.
In addition to the marvelous industrial technologies, the second industrial revolution also inspired the creation of many useful and fantastic everyday inventions. Alexander Graham Bell’s game changing invention of the telephone may be one of the most