Blessing or a Curse By:Brenna Lavender 2nd

We are questioning whether or not has rapid industrial development been a blessing of a curse for Americans because no one really had a say in weather or not to build factory's or put kids to work in the factory's.

Rapid industrial development was a blessing because there was more money in the economy, better transportation, and labor unions.

More Money In The Economy

Rapid industrial development was a blessing because it made it so there was more money in the economy and more people had jod. It also gave immigrants a jobs in factories and out in the fields. One of the biggest industry's that made the economy grow was the cotton industry. It states in "Clothing Industry" that just like food and shelter clothing was a basic human need. With clothing you need cotton to make clothes so the cotton industry was booming which meant the economy was also getting money.

Better Transportation

Another reason that rapid industrial development was a blessing was because it increased the ways of transportation. The steamboat and railroad were invented. The steamboat carried goods across the water and. With the factory's booming this invention was beginning to become an essential part of transportation. The first big steamboat was success was made by Jhon Fitch (Steamboat 2paragraph.)

Labor Unions

Another way that the rapid industrial development was a blessing is labor unions. Some people thought it was a curse and others thought it was a blessing. It's a blessing because people were fighting for what they believe in. They also were trying to get better work conditions and work shorter days. They also fought to get kids from working in dangerous work conditions. In the article Labor Movements it says that they organization or association of wage earners who join together to advance their common interests.

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