Chapter 15. Part 2. Forging the National Economy

Chapter 15. Part 2. Forging the National Economy - Dan...

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Dan Herber Ritter 2 Chapter 15 Part 2: Forging the National Economy 1790-1860 I. Workers and “Wage Slaves” Businesses became less personal Many children in labor and most befits went to the owner The working conditions improved slowly due to mass politics Unions started to form in the 1830’s and the case of Commonwealth vs. Hunt stated unions as a peaceful and honorable protest II. Women and the Economy Women working in poor conditions Jobs were hard to come by and many were employed to nursing or teaching Marriages were more based on love and not arrangements, which led to closer families Less children per family, 6 III. Western Farmers Reap a Revolution in the Fields Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois became known as the breadbasket because they produced much corn and grain Steam plow and mechanical worker were all inventions that helped agriculture grow They produced more crops than the South IV. Highways and Steamboats Born out of a needed of transportation of raw goods
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2008 for the course HIST 171 taught by Professor Ss during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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