ch 18 so what - APUSH Kaplan Ch. # 18 pp. 512-529 Themes:...

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APUSH Kaplan Ch. # 18 pp. 512-529 Themes: Massive technological advancements Use of unethical business practices Explosion of industrialization “So What” Following the Civil War, from the 1870s to the early 1900s, an explosion of industry occurred within the United States. Massive technological advancements, creation of new and expansion of older types of industry, and large European immigration, creating a larger supply of laborers and consumers, all contributed to the rapidly growing society. The newly victorious and economically stable North was able to spread its ideas throughout the country through not just a few businessmen, but through changing the mindset of the American people. Americans had the greatly unexplored and uninhabited West and an abundance of natural resources that brought excitement over the idea of industrial progress. The federal, state, and local government was also a large help to industrialization, as it offered monetary incentives and freedom from regulation to businesses. The shrewd, efficient nature of businesses also led businessmen to make socially unconscious decisions. The costs of industrialization were often overlooked by businesses and the government in favor of industrialization, which benefited a larger amount of people. The railroad business was one of the most aggressive of the time period, in that
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ch 18 so what - APUSH Kaplan Ch. # 18 pp. 512-529 Themes:...

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