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Problems after the second industrial revolution.

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Allison Fitzhugh

on 4 March 2014

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Transcript of Problems after the second industrial revolution.

Political, social, economic, population, and transportation.
Political, social, economic, population, and transportation.
Problems after the second industrial revolution.
Problems in each part of the U.S. after the Second Industrial Revolution.
America changed dramatically after the Second Industrial Revolution came on the scene. Each part of the U.S. faced many political, social, economic, population, and transportation changes, improvements, and downfalls. Let's look at each of these in more detail so we can have a full understanding of how these changes affected America with such an impact.
Political, social, economic, population, and transportation changes....
The biggest political problem in the North during the second Industrial revolution was class separation between factory owners and factory workers.
Another big political problem was immigrant's voting. This upset many people because they thought it unfair for immigrants to support political leaders.
The biggest social problem in the north was the fact that the population grew so much that it became extremely crowded. Households were crowded with more than one family and with such popularized cities the streets became too crowded.
The North was the leading area for Industrial success. *In 1890, New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania were making more than 85 percent of all U.S. industrial products.* Because of the North alone, America became the leading nation in the industrial field.
New York alone housed 1/3 of the entire nation. The population was greater than 2,000,000 people. The population change basically exploded. This was a big effect on economic and social changes because with so many people needing jobs the industrial force grew rapidly.
The main form of transportation was the railroad because it was the most popular and convenient type of transportation. *Almost 200,000 miles of railroad line connected cities in the Northeast by 1900.*
Political, social,economic, population, and transportation
After the black codes were banned and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments passed there was a lot of tension between Southerners and former slaves which led to diversity. Diversity had a big effect on the political south because when part of a nation can't work together and agree it leads to problems bigger than political conflicts.
I'll explain more as I get into other problems .....
Because of the Southerners hatred towards the African American's, it caused many social discrimination problems.
It was a very difficult time for blacks to try and be apart of the southern society which caused many of them to move north or towards the mid-west to work in factories ...because of this, It also effected the economy.
Since a majority of the blacks moved away from the south, it reduced the amount of laborer's. This caused a huge economic downfall for the south.
However, the south still had a very rich agricultural base and the south produced a lot of agriculture resources and timber.
The south had a sparse population because between the Civil War and the Great Migration the majority of the whole entire population had reduced to almost a third of what it had been.

Like I said before, most of the rail-roads in the south had been destroyed in the Civil War which caused a huge transportation problem. Since there were so few railroads in the south, they used boats to transport agricultural good's to the north and other parts of the U.S.
The west didn't really have political problems but had a LACK of political problems. The reason It had fewer political problems was because it was not near as populated as the north and the people who moved west were more concentrated on making a living from the natural resources the land provided versus the few factories that were in the west.
The only social conflicts I noticed in my reading was discrimination towards the Chinese immigrants. The reason was because the Chinese were willing to work for less money which appealed more to owners of factories and farms. This frustrated the people in the west.
The west had incredible natural resources which was one of main things that attracted people to move west. The western economy produced most of the natural resources such as timber and gold in all of the U.S.
Like the south, the west had a very small population. It was mainly made up of original U.S. citizens who chose to move west for more land and the natural resources.
There were a few immigrants who migrated there though. Most of the immigrants were Chinese.
It is probably no surprise that the main form of transportation was the rail-road. There were many railroads in the west which benefited it a lot because it was much easier to transport timber and gold.
In the Midwest, there were a lot of farmers politically active.
Since so many immigrants settled in the Midwest. it caused a lot of problems between the immigrants and the Americans. A huge problem was strife between business owners and employees.
The Midwest was the leading producer in meat processing which was a huge profit to it's economy. A few more economic trade-marks it was known for was farming and manufacturing.
Population boomed in the Midwest like it did in the north. In Chicago alone there were about 1,000,000 people living there.
Again, railroads take the cake! :)

I hope you enjoyed this presentation.
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