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Relations in American development during the late 19th century

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Jared Bush

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Relations in American development during the late 19th century

Industrialization The Upper Class involvement The Upper Class was directly involved in Industrialization. Their main involvement was in forcing factories to produce more. In Andrew Carnegie's case, he cut wages and pushed for longer hours to produce as much as possible. In the case of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, they chained the female workers inside their rooms because they were supposedly using the bathroom to much and the owners wanted the womon to keep working so they could make more profit. These pushes for production caused injuries and death among the workers, and in the Triangle Sirtwaist Factory a fired caused the death of 146 women. The late 19th century
American Relation of development The Role of the Railroad The railroads played a key role in industrial development. The railroads transported materials, and products to other areas, allowing the factories to expand their sales area. For steal and metal factories, the railroads also produced a means of buisiness for selling steel. With the mass amounts of steel being produced, the methods for producing steel changed to be more efficient and less work. The use of this easily produced steel created major competition between factories. Immigration involvement The role of Immigrants grately impacted industrial growth. Immigrants worked in factories, worked to build the railroads, and worked in mining facilities, all of which impacted industry. Immigrants had to do the worst jobs, and were barely paid, and usually worked under increadibly hard conditions. Not only were their jobs dangerous and hard, but they were paid so little that they were barely able to make any kind of living, forced to have entire families live in one small room. The Railroads The railroads were involved in everything regarding American growth in the 19th century. From the immigrants that built and used it to spread throught the country, its use by industry to transport goods, and materials, and its use by members of the upper class whom made their fortunes off of it. The First Transcontinental Railroad to connect the east and west was the Pacific Railroad. It also opened easy access to trade. The construction of this railroad was done mainly by immigrants who were paid between one and three dollars a day. Workers arriving directly from china were payed less and went on strike. In 1863, both the Central Pacific railroad and the Union Pacific railroad were under construction. The rairoad finished construction in 1869 and the golden spike was driven in. Immigration During the late 19th century, there was mass immigration. Most immigrants didn't amount to much more than they were when they arrived in the country. Most immigrants were desperate to leave their homecountry due to various reasons, government, money, wars, all pushing them to leave, while the increasing state of american econmy, cheap land, and hands off trade system were attracting them to america. Within industy, immigrants were forced to take the dangerous or hard jobs for little pay. They were replaceable. Unrelated to industry, immigrants would also work in homes, on farms, and on the streets. The rising immigration rate caused more jobs to be created and later filled by immigrants. Some people were convinced that immigrants were taking their jobs, which caused some resentment of immigrants and ideas that immigrants were somehow below natural Americans. this sprouted fear for their jobs, and the overall resentment was one of the main causes for the racial discrimination laws. These laws lead to immigration stantions, like Ellis Island, and processing until 1954. Ellis Island
opened 1892
closed 1954 The End Usually, all domestic and street jobs d were ones that others didn't want to do.
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