Many of ht rich had become rich on their own working

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engage modern audiences. Many of ht rich had become rich on their own working hard; therefore anyone who stayed poor must have been too lazy and lacking enterprise. These attitudes allowed for no social reform. These views were so popular because there were so much poor and rich people needed an excuse for not having to help the poor by donating charity and being hospitable. Also because they were rich they had the power to keep the poor people down where they were so that they would work in factories for cheap labor. There was criticism that the poor people were not even given a chance or opportunity to rise to the top to get better work and higher wages. 7. The text states that “no single group was more profoundly affected by the new industrial age than women.” Why was a women’s role in society so greatly affected by these economic changes? The women’s role in society was so greatly affected by the economic changes because they were propelled into the industry because of new inventions. Mainly the type writer and the telephone switchboards, millions of “hello girls” discovered new economic and social opportunities. The “Gibson Girl”, a magazine image of an independent and athletic “new woman” created in the 1890s created by the artist Charles Gibson, became the romantic ideal of the age. For middle-class women, careers often meant delayed marriages and smaller families. Most women workers still worked hard not for independent or glamour but out of economic necessity. They also worked very long hours and in dangerous working conditions just like the men and still earned less than men.
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8. In what way did industrialization bring a revolution in cultural views of labor, opportunity, and even time? Industrialization brought a revolution in cultural views of labor, opportunity, and even time through Agriculture declined compared to now manufactured goods. The concept of time was revolutionized, now workers scheduled their time around the factory whistle. Industrial labor did not come easy and sometimes had to be taught. Farmers and independent producers were becoming a nation of wage earners. Real wages were rising and it was good for workers who were working. An employs wage would depend upon the swings of the economy and the factory owner. Labor was now a way to survive to bring dinner to your family each night. Being unemployed meant nothing to bring home to your family. Day to day pay checks is what everyone began to live by. Opportunity was very minimal the rich made it impossible to climb anywhere. Because the wealthy wanted to stay rich they made excuses for not having to help the poor and kept the poor people down so that they would only have to pay very low wages and get most of the profit. Workers’ lives became revolved around their work and lost perception of other things in life because it was the only way to survive.
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