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Writing Assignment 2 American History since 1865 Self Paced HIST 1025 1 Industrialization transformed American life in the late 19th century as nothing had before. What was the overall character of this industrial change? Focusing on the careers and companies of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, discuss how big business emerged and altered the old republic of small businesses and small farmers. To what degree was this a revolution and the creation of a new economic order in the United States? How did workers and government re - spond? What was life like in the age of the new industrial city? It was not till after the Civil War that industrialization in the United States fully started to captive the country. The expansion west that the country experienced would not have been possible without industrialization. It was necessary for the country to keep up with this expansion and industrialization allowed for the country to move much faster then ever. A i89large push for industrialization was immigration, because of a new fleet of people entering the states it gave companies a larger work force and people who were driven and willing to work hard with hopes of achieving the American Dream. There was more and more demand as the country grew and industrialization made it possible to fill this demand since people were constantly finding new ways that were faster and more efficient to get their jobs completed. Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller were driving forces of industrialization making big business take over any significance smaller farmers had. Carnegie held much control over the steel industry like Rockefeller with oil. With Carnegie s advances

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