Essays On Industrial Revolution In America
Market revolution also brought about cultural and religious reforms by touching on aspects like sexual transgression, breaking the Sabbath rules and drinking with an aim of attaining moral perfectibility among the people through groups like the women rights’ movements (Lauritz 4).
The market revolution in the United States is a major event in the American history as it is viewed as a major contributor of the growth and development of the nation’s economy to its present position.
But industrialization requires a transportation system that allows the efficient movement of raw materials to factories and of finished goods to markets.
There was no such system in the United States in its early years, and thus there was no domestic market extensive enough to justify large-scale production.
In the first two decades of the nineteenth century, nothing even remotely comparable to the English industrial revolution was occurring in America.
In fact, it was opposition to this kind of economic growth occurring in England that had helped the Republicans defeat the Federalists in 1800.
This industrial revolution was challenging, and often shattering, centuries of traditions, of social patterns, of cultural and religious assumptions.Meanwhile, the era that would become known as the turnpike era had begun too; toll roads ran from town to town.Although the railroads played but a secondary role in America's transportation system in the 1820's and 30's, the work of the railroad pioneers became the basis for the great mid-century surge of railroad building that would link the nation together as never before.Yet even while Jeffersonians warned of the dangers of rapid economic change, they were witnessing a series of technological developments that would eventually ensure the transformation of the United States.A number of immigrants with advanced knowledge of English technology arrived in the United States eager to introduce new machines, such as the spinning mill, to America.There was creation of employment in the factories and industries for example the textile mills.The cotton gin invention also made the harvesting and production of cotton easy.Agriculture was also enhanced through invention of things like the steel plow to substitute the oxen-driven plows and mechanical mower reapers that eased wheat farming.Banking was also another aspect associated with market revolution and it helped improve the lives of people through investments and savings and in the long run improved the commerce sector and the economy at large.Since I support the fact that the market revolution was an unmitigated good for the American people, I will concentrate on its positive impacts to the people and the nation at large.According to (Spark Notes 1) the pre-civil war period in America was marked by a lot of changes in different sectors of the economy for example there were political change, industrial revolution, technological developments and also economical growth including improvement in farming and manufacturing sectors.