Antebellum Industrialization and Northern Society

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Antebellum Industrialization and Northern Society Before the Industrial Revolution Early 1800s most people said the U.S. an economic backward and primarily equestrian society o No states population no bigger then 100,000 all together made up 180,000 4 cities whose population was greater then 10,000  6 out of 7 American workers were farmers (primarily subsistence farmer) In England only 1 in 3 were farmers because of the Industrial Revolution o In the six decades that followed the 1800s we see the beginnings of the urban Industrial  transformation o Between 1800 and 1860 the population increased six fold (Antebellum Period) 31 million Almost as big as France and greater then Britain Broken the barrier of the Appalachian Mountains 1830s people living in Texas Less then  ½  million Americans lived in the west but in 1860 15 million people lived in the  west By 1860 the united states had 9 cities with population of 100,000 or more The proportion of Americans who made their living as farmers dropped from 80% to just  above 50% This was the biggest decline ever in family farming o Industrial Revolution-process that spanned the entire 19 th  century Began in the U.S. and with profound consequences during the Antebellum period Most profound change in living and working patterns since women and men first earned to 
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