The Rise of Industry<br />After the Civil War there were 30 million people living in the US –1.3 million worked in Industry.<br />Only 40 years later, by 1900, US was the largest Industrial country in the world.<br />How did the US become the largest Industrial country in the World?<br />Many factors contributed to the Industrial Revolution<br />
The 5 factors that Contributed to Industrialization<br />
Cheap Labor<br />Between 1865-1910 about 20 million immigrants came from Eastern Europe--countries like Italy, Greece, Poland and Russia<br />Why did they come?<br />Jobs-plenty of jobs and land in US<br />Forced military service <br />Avoid religious persecution<br />Have a higher standard of living<br />
These multitudes added to the growing industrial workforce, helping factories increase their production and furthering demand for industrial products<br />
Plenty of Natural Resources West<br />Water, timber, coal, iron, and copper-<br />The presence of these raw materials meant that American companies could obtain them cheaply.<br />But how would they get these products to and from the West??<br />
The Railroad<br />By linking the nation, railroads helped increase the size of markets for many products.<br />The Railroad itself stimulated the economy by spending extraordinary amounts of money on steel, coal, timber and other necessities.<br />
What was the Government Doing?<br />Nothing!!!<br />The Government practiced Laissez-Faire economies<br />Kept taxes low and imposed no regulations<br />
The Inventions<br />A flood of important inventions helped increase the nation’s productive capacity and improved the network of transportations and communications<br />
Alexander Graham Bell<br />Invented the telephone<br />
Thomas Alva Edison<br />Perhaps the most famous inventor of the late 1800’s <br />Phonograph<br />Perfected the light bulb<br />Later the battery, the Dictaphone, the mimeograph and the motion picture<br />
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