Rapid Industrial Development: Blessing or Curse? Austin KEller 2nd Hour

The Industrial Revolution in America was a blessing for the country. We made new technologies such as the loom seen above. American cities grew because of the increased immigration. People came from all over the world seeking for new job opportunities. Our economy was booming. Most things were going Americas way. Rapid industrial development was a blessing to Americans because of increased immigration, creation of new technologies and more money in the economy.

Replica of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin

One reason rapid industrial development was a blessing is because we created new inventions such as the cotton gin. Another invention is the loom they are very sofisticated device that is much like a modern day computer. The cotton gin could separate 50x more cotton in a day than a slave could. The only bad about this invention is that slave trade increased. The whole world was dependent on the South a cotton which woukd make the United States very rich.

Immigration Stike in 2006

Another reason that rapid industrial industry is a blessing is because of increases immigration. Not every I'm migrant was as lucky. Some came because discrimination from their old countries. some came because of famine. All came to simply start a new life. Immigrants populated the United States and filled up factories and jobs. Some people were not happy because immigrants were stealing Americans jobs.

Modern Day Economy Flow

The last reason rapid industrialization is a blessing is because of the increase in economy. The increase in immigration and new inventions brought a lot of money to the US of A. Previous presidents spent a lot of money and this was a good boost for the economy. The US of A grew and the economy got boosted.

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