Rapid Industrial Development has Been a Blessing Brynnan pounds hour 2

Before industry started in the U.S. Americans worked from home mostly on their fields and crops. But once a British inventor named Samuel Slater brought new manufacturing technologies to the United States, this had people leaving their homes to start working in the city and in factories. At first clothes were hand sewn, plants were picked individually, and people had to ride in a wagon or write a letter in order to communicate with people that were long distance. These new inventions brought by Samuel Slater had taken the place of humans in the workplace.

Rapid industrialization has been a blessing for Americans because it allowed women to have jobs, there was now more money in the economy, and there were new inventions.

Rapid industrialization allowed new opportunities for women. Up until now women were not able to work in the workplace, but were supposed to stay home and care for the children, cook, and clean. But with these new opportunities to work outside of their own homes, women got to enter into to workplace. This was a blessing because women were now able to earn money for themselves, and become more independent. "The proportion of women in the labor force, those working outside the home or who are looking for work, has increased rapidly. In the early 1980s more than 60 percent of all women aged 18 to 54 were in the labor force."

In addition to women working in the workplace, there was more money in the economy. Before industrialization everyone worked from their homes, but when Samuel Slater brought new machines to the U.S. people started to stop working in their homes to make money working in factories. With so many people working and buying American made items this caused an extreme up burst in Americas economy and money. "There has been a great increase in the United States GNP during the 20th century. In 1900 the GNP was 35 billion dollars. In 1987 it was 4.5 trillion dollars."

Similar to how money in America increased, there were also many new inventions. Before any machines everything was made from scratch and by hand. But once the industrial revolution occurred machines took the place of humans in the workplace. For example Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Also the Steam Engine was invented by James Watt, and the Telegraph which was invented by Samuel F. B. Morse."As early as 1607, planters in the South raised cotton, but handpicking the lint from the seed took so much labor that there was little profit. Then, in 1793, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. This revolutionized Southern farming."

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