American economy.docx - HIS-114 The Development of the American Economy As time has come and gone a lot of revolutionary things have happened here in

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HIS-114 The Development of the American Economy As time has come and gone, a lot of revolutionary things have happened here in America. Now a days a lot of American’s work just 40 hours a week, 5 days a week and receive benefits such as overtime pay, sick pay and weekends. Many of these working benefits that we have today was not common during the Industrial Revolution. In fact, many Americans worked 12 hours days, 6 days a week with no overtime pay or sick leave. (Shultz, 2016) Americans should be thankful for the working rights they receive now, the unions fought tooth and nail for these rights, and they continue to fight for more. The end of the civil war in America brought massive developmental changes. The end to slavery, which was dominate in many southern states, and economically the growth of the oil industries, steel, and coal industries expanded. Between 1865 to 1915 the United states took a took for the greater goods economically, with the industrial revolution at play the US became the most powerful economy in the world. The building and expansion of the railroads led to a booming business. With the US government behind the production, between 1860 and 1915
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