1) At the Revolution, America's Economy

1) At the Revolution, America's Economy - A t the...

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At the Revolution, America’s Economy South Cash crop, agriculture economy (cotton, tobacco) Un-free, unpaid labor North Mixed economy Small family farms Skilled craftsmen Commerce o Merchants will become more politically powerful Rhode island had the first factory First Industrial System (1820s-1870s) 1) Mass production of basic goods a. Shoes b. Cloth 2) Replaced skilled workers with machines a. Master and apprentice to more workers and machinery b. Went from more skilled to semi-skilled Second Industrial System 1) Mass Production of basic goods 2) Mechanization (replacing people with machines) 3) Mass production of goods that industry needs a. Make sewing machines for factories
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Railroads: central to the system, interconnects the company Explosion of creation of railroads Promote economic development in U.S. See middle class workers Changed the experience of time(no longer used solar time) o Railroad managers created standard time 1882- 9/10ths of U.S. steel is going to railroad production
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course HISTORY 1320 taught by Professor Jessicapliley during the Spring '11 term at Texas State.

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