The Blessing of the 1800's By: Matt Edison 5th hour

Industrialization formed because factories were built in the North. This caused thousands of jobs for immigrants and other races that were discriminated against. Poeple were flooding in my the dozen getting jobs as amanufacture. Rapid Industrialization was more than a blessing to American citizens. It created more jobs and Oprotunities in the North. Started a new econmey in the South, and caused the creation of Labor Unions.

More Jobs and Oprotunities

As the first sentence of The Trade Union Women says "it was a revolutionary change in our way of thinking when the idea of development, social as well as physical really to a hold on mankind". More jobs and Oprotunities was the main focus of the Industrial Revolution because it attracted so many new foreigners to America to start a new life as a new person. Although, many people can here because of the potato famine. The potato famine was when the Irish had a horrific time trying to grow potatos because their land was no longer fertile. After a decade or so immigration was far from being on the decline. People from all over we're now coming into America. The Germanic and Irish population was increasing majorly month by month. The immigrants still had little to now money so they would work in factories that payed a little amount of money, because of this many immigrants women and children would have to work in factories to help create more income for their families. Later on little bit of Tension was in the air so Labor Unions came to stop end it.

The Cotton Gin

The cotton gin did nothing less than bless the South, because of this invention they became the leading exporter and produced 3/4 of the worlds cotton. According to my article because of Whitney plantation owners were able to grow massive amounts of cotton. The way the machine worked was it had small holes at the bottom were seed couldn't get through so th cotton would be the only thing being pushed out, because of this slaves were able to work 50 times faster than they were when they had to work by hand. Since they were able to work so much faster cotton was the main product in the South and it made almost every plantation owners income. Also, because of the uproar of cotton in the south many plantation owners would pick cotton and do the work themselves or they would stand side by side with their slaves and they would usaually become much closer friends to them then they ever were before. Although cotton was their main crop that wasn't their only one. They would plant many other crops to keep the land fertile so they could grow an amazing amount of cotton the next season.

Labor Unions

Labor Unions.... what's the importance of this matter? Well Labor Unions were formed for more purpose than just to have pals sit around a table complaining about their troubles. These men and women were being abused daily by being forced to work in unsanitary work places and having to work dangerous jobs for low wages. Although, not all factory owners treated there imployees terribly but it did affect the majority. Mainly, the factory workers were either foriners, women, or children. As Miss Argentina Rappaport said in her letter "Our country stands for the fredom forms to think for ourselves and equality for all men". This means to Americans that women really didn't have rights back then and being able to work at a factory was a huge deal. Although, they were able to work they still weren't treated fairly so, these people would form groups and later form bonds, friendships, and communities to fix the labor intensive work they were taking on daily. People involved with Labor Unions would sometimes do protests, they demanded fair and safe working rights, and even go on strike to show they mean business. Luckily after many years the people in the workplace got their rights improved.

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