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Impact of American Industrialization

The process of industrialization was one of the most transformational series of events in human history. Industrialization in the United States was also immensely consequential, eventually impacting virtually every aspect of modern life.
explain the following
â?¢ Description of two developments of industrialization that positively affected American lives or the United States in general
â?¢ Description of two developments of industrialization that negatively affected American lives or the United States in general
â?¢ An analysis of whether or not industrialization was generally beneficial or detrimental to the lives of Americans and the history of United States

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A. Positive effects of the American industrial age can be identified in the following passage:

Industrialization in America involved three important developments. First, transportation was expanded. Second, electricity was effectively harnessed. Third, improvements were made to industrial processes such as improving the refining process and accelerating production. The government helped protect American manufacturers by passing a protective tariff.

"With the great advances of the Industrial Revolution, inventors continued to work throughout the rest of the 19th and early 20th century on ways to make life easier while increasing productivity. The foundations set throughout the mid-1800's set the stage for inventions such as the light bulb (Thomas Edison), telephone (Alexander Bell), and the automobile (Karl Benz). Further, Ford's creation of the assembly line which made manufacturing more efficient just helped form America into a modern industrialized nation. The impact of these and other inventions of the time cannot be underestimated. "
(http://americanhistory.about.com/od/industrialrev/a/indrevoverview)

B. Negative effects of the American industrial age can be identified in the following passage:

1. A seemingly small group of individuals profited from the indistrual ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides advise and a general discussion on the topic of American Industrialization. Important points are discussed including developments that had lasting impact, both positive and negative, to American society.

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