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Running Head: Assignment 1.1: Industrialization After the Civil War. 1 Assignment 1.1: Industrialization After The Civil War Strayer University History 105 Professor March 7, 2016
Industrialization after the Civil War. The industrialization of the United States after the Civil War influenced and contributed to the great leaps forward in the advances in our society, economy and politics. After the last shot was fired from the Civil War the nation was a mess and in disarray. Americans were unsure what the next step was for them and how their lives would end up. The United States society, economy and politics were influenced by the rapid advances in technology, urbanization and also by the Expansion of the railroads. Many groups were affected by the Industrialization of America like farmers, Native Americans, African Americans, the working class and also the immigrants. Most of these individuals’ lives were affected by what would happen during the industrialization between 1865 and 1920. Some would suffer from very long work hours and very bad living conditions. Let’s explore what affects the industrialization of America had on the society, economy, politics, and on its citizens. Railroads, Technology, and urbanization made major impacts of the industrialization between 1865 and 1920 on the United States, The expansion of the railroads would be one of the most noticeable contributors to the industrialization of America. With the support of the Federal Government between 1860 and 1915 the railroads laid track that started with 30,000 miles ended with 250,000 miles during that time period. (Schultz, 2013 p292) Technology also grew with the expansion of the railroads and that would be the way that steel would be produced and manufactured in the United States. Steel was able to provide the nessery improvements to help build bigger

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