unit 6 essay 2 - Czitrom& Armitage 2009 This also led to...

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America changed greatly during the market revolution. All aspects of life were changed including distinctive habits and beliefs and thus created a new middle class. In Out of many: a history of the American people. Social divisions grew further apart during this time. The market revolution was the outcome of rapid improvements in transportation, commercialization, and industrialization. This changed the way Americans lived their lives. Most families lived on farms and grew crops but when these changes occurred families adapted to this change as well. This led to a growing middle class who were able to survive and save for the future. This new structure demanded certain habits and attitudes of workers (Faragher, Buhle,
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Unformatted text preview: Czitrom, & Armitage, 2009). This also led to the change of the structure of the family. Men concentrated on their careers and women assumed the role of rearing the children. Previously when children reached the age of 15 they were expected to work, but with the growth of the middle class, children continued to go to school to get ready for their future profession. During this time all members of a family assumed a unique role. Being a part of this new middle class was a family effort. References Faragher, J.M., Buhle, M.J., Czitrom, D., & Armitage, S.H. (2009) Out of many: a history of the American people, Volume I (5 th ed.),. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall....
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