Industrialization spread from britain to other european countries, including belgium, france and germany, and to the united states by the mid-19th century, industrialization was well-established throughout the western part of europe and america’s northeastern region. The role of historical eras in the history of the united states of america united states history home chronological eras chronological eras early america information tables maps history quizzes glossary the post-civil war years witnessed a new industrial era with advances in industrial technology, the building of the. The united states’ transition to an industrialized nation, along with changes to child labor laws and inventions that shaped transportation and communications features maps, a song and sheet music, photos, and political cartoons.
The development of the industrial united states (1870-1900) more online primary source resources for era 6 — the development of the industrial united states primary source-based activities from docsteach the us national archives and records administration. The industrial age in america: sweatshops, steel mills, and factories tools this lesson may be taught either as a stand-alone lesson or as a complement to another edsitement lesson the industrial age in america: robber barons history and social studies us the development of the industrial united states (1870-1900) skills. From the era of reconstruction to the end of the 19th century, the united states underwent an economic transformation marked by the maturing of the industrial economy, the rapid expansion of big business, the development of large-scale agriculture, and the rise of national labor unions and industrial conflict.
By the start of the civil war, railroads were of supreme importance to increased trade throughout the united states lines linked the most important midwestern cities with the atlantic coast, fueling the midwest's industrial growth.
Chapter 3 labor in the industrial era by david montgomery when the skeffingtons left famine-ridden ireland, they were determined to change their lives for the better. The industrial revolution permanently altered the us economy and set the stage for the united states to dominate technological change and growth in the second industrial revolution in its gilded age.
Industrial progress in a nation the size of the united states would have been difficult without the unifying influence of a transcontinental railroad system at the end of the civil war, most of the existing railroad operations were “short lines serving a limited territory. The transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy took more than a century in the united states, but that long development entered its first phase from the 1790s through the 1830s the industrial revolution had begun in britain during the mid-18th century, but the american colonies lagged far behind the mother country in part because the abundance of land and scarcity of labor in.
The start of the american industrial revolution is often attributed to samuel slater who opened the first industrial mill in the united states in 1790 with a design that borrowed heavily from a british model slater's pirated technology greatly increased the speed with which cotton thread could be spun into yarn.
Industrialization and urbanization in the united states, 1880–1929 summary and keywords between 1880 and 1929, industrialization and urbanization expanded in the united states faster than ever before. Activity 1 background on the industrial age activity 2 workers respond activity 3 sweatshops today activity 1 background on the industrial age if necessary, review with your class the historical context in which the labor actions at the center of this lesson occurred.