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American Industrial Revolution


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American Industrial Revolution

  1. 1. AmericanIndustrial Revolution<br />By: Brandon Lawson, Veronica Esquivel, Jackie Villarreal <br />
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  3. 3. What Was The Industrial Revolution?<br />Definition: rev-o-lu-tion (noun) forcible overthrow of a government or social order for a new system<br />An era in which fundamental changes occurred in agriculture, textile, metal manufacturing, transportation, economic policies, and the social structure throughout the leading countries of the world<br />American Revolution: 1820-1870<br />
  4. 4. Causes Of The Revolution<br /><ul><li> War of 1812
  5. 5. Better Transportation
  6. 6. Economic Independence
  7. 7. Global Upper Hand </li></li></ul><li>People Of The Industrial Revolution<br />Influential People<br /><ul><li>Samuel Slater ( 1st textile mill)
  8. 8. John Deere (steel plow)
  9. 9. Elias Howe (sewing machine)
  10. 10. Cyrus McCormick (reaper for quicker harvest)
  11. 11. Samuel Morse (telegraph)
  12. 12. Robert Fulton (steam boat)
  13. 13. James Watt (steam engine)
  14. 14. Thomas Edison (light bulb)
  15. 15. Alexander Bell (telephone)
  16. 16. Karl Benz (automobile)
  17. 17. Henry Ford (assembly line)</li></li></ul><li>Life During The Industrial Revolution<br /><ul><li>Life was good for the wealthy
  18. 18. Began the formation of the working middle class
  19. 19. Families relocated for job opportunities
  20. 20. Migrations resulted in:
  21. 21. Over population
  22. 22. Housing shortages
  23. 23. Residential slums
  24. 24. Women and child labor (chap and unskilled)
  25. 25. Average population was part of the poor working class
  26. 26. Very small percentage was of the rich elite
  27. 27. Laborers worked 14-16 hour shift a day
  28. 28. Working conditions were dangerous and sometimes unsanitary
  29. 29. Poverty
  30. 30. Disease</li></li></ul><li>Global And National Influences<br />Allowed for the U.S. to be globally competitive with other leading nations<br />Manufactured goods<br />Among the elite of the entire era<br />Development of worldwide commerce<br />Development of Capitalism<br />Were supreme masters of Industry<br />Capitalist class <br />Majority was that of the wealthy class<br />Better weaponry<br />Effective weapon production <br />Eli Whitney 1798<br />United States became established as a World Leader<br />
  31. 31. Controversy Of The Industrial Revolution<br /><ul><li>Are we loosing power?</li></ul>-technology<br />-education<br />-man power (population)<br />-military strength<br /><ul><li>Who has the money?</li></ul>- China?<br />
  32. 32. Solution<br /><ul><li> Education
  33. 33. Promote self-awareness
  34. 34. Self absorbed?
  35. 35. Change in Elitist perception</li></li></ul><li>Influences Today<br /><ul><li> Petroleum Industry</li></ul>- Advances in technology<br /><ul><li>Toyota factory
  36. 36. Hispanic community
  37. 37. Growing population
  38. 38. Land of opportunity
  39. 39. Explosion of local area/ creation of jobs</li></ul>-housing building<br /><ul><li>Building of schools
  40. 40. New businesses
  41. 41. San Antonio population nearly doubled in the last 35 years
  42. 42. Amtrak still used by few cities
  43. 43. Tourism has become one of San Antonio's biggest Industries</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Its affects and consequences. (n.d.). The Industrial Revolution:. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from<br />Burrough, B. (2008). The big rich : the rise and fall of the greatest Texas oil fortunes. New York: Penguin Press.<br />Burrough, B. (2009). The big rich: the rise and fall of the greatest Texas oil fortunes. New York: Penguin Press.<br />Fehrenbach, T. R. (2000). Lone Star: a history of Texas and the Texans. New York and Washington D.C.: Da Capo Press.<br />Industrial Revolution in America: The American Industrial Revolution.. (n.d.). Industrial Revolution in America: The American Industrial Revolution.. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from<br />Industrial Revolution — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts. (n.d.). — History Made Every Day — American & World History. Retrieved September 18, 2011, from<br />Kelly, Â. (n.d.). Industrial Revolution in 19th Century America - Industrial Revolution. American History From About. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from<br />
  44. 44. Melosi, M. V., & Pratt, J. A. (2007). Energy metropolis: an environmental history of Houston and the Gulf Coast. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.<br /> World History Study Guide - 8.6 Consequences of the Industrial Revolution. (n.d.). Free Book Notes, Study Guides, Chapter Summary,Online,Download Booknotes. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from<br />Soman, E. (n.d.). Cultural, Economic and Political Impacts of Industrial Revolution | Society. Society | Society on the Web. Retrieved September 20, 2011, from<br />Zanden, J. L. (2009). The long road to the Industrial Revolution the European economy in a global perspective, 1000-1800. Leiden: BRILL.<br />comparing., & today, c. c. (n.d.). 81.02.06: The Industrial Revolution. Yale University. Retrieved September 16, 2011, from<br />were, 1. l. (n.d.). INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. World History International: World History Essays From Prehistory To The Present. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from<br />