The Industrial Revolution happened in the 1800's. During this time, a bunch of factories popped up and more jobs came about. This caused high levels of immigration. It also caused an economy boost, new machines, and easier transportation. While some problems did come around like discrimination against women and immigrants and bad working conditions, overall, it was pretty good and helped our country a lot. It was a blessing because the economy boosted, immigration increased, and more machines and inventions were made.
The first reason the Industrial Revolution was a blessing was because the economy boosted. People were able to make more of their product for cheaper and sell it for cheaper. That meant more people would buy their product which, obviously, boosts the economy. "For the first time wallpapers, dishes, glass, textiles, and furniture were made in large quantities at prices that many people could afford." This article is saying that because of the Industrial Revolution, the economy was going up and more things were being bought.
A cigar factory in Cuba using new tech to make cigars.
Immigration Goes Up
Not only did the economy boost, but so did immigration. So many jobs were opening up so people just came. "Immigration continued a general upward trend, with the average immigration climbing from 60,000 in the 1831–40 decade to 260,000 in the 1851–60 decade." This article says that immigration continued to increase the further into the Industrial Revolution you look. It went up an insane amount for that time. Irish and German were the people that immigrated the most.
Victims of Irish Potato Famine Heading to the U.S.
Lastly, new machines were being made everywhere. There was the cotton gin, the telegraph, steamboats, the lightbulb, and many more. These machines made the Industrial Revolution. "The telegraph allowed for rapid communication. Postal services were initiated. There was growing pride in such 19th-century achievements as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the smoking steelworks of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the transcontinental railroad." This article is showing just how many machines were made that allowed all the good from the Industrial Revolution to happen. If these machines weren't made, then there would be no Industrial Revolution.
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