Industrialization During 1865 and 1920 That Influenced U.S. Society, Economy, and Politics

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Impact of Industrialization after the Civil War on American Society (Thesis & Outline)

[Strayer University]

[U.S History 105]


Impact of Industrialization After the Civil War on American Society (Thesis & Outline)

Part 1- Thesis Statement

The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in human history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. After the Civil War, industrialization took on an unpredictable change of events that had a major affect on improving American life.

The Industrial Revolution affected farming, manufacturing, and legislatives and led to a increase in the wealth and prosperity of the countries in which it occurred..
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The Industrial Revolution created a growing population across the South, West, and North in a short period of time. More than 25 Million Immigrants entered the United States between the 1870 and 1916. Immigrants would work longer hours for smaller wages and live in over crowed conditions just to earn a decent living for their family.

1. Passage of Jim Crow laws in the South that mandated de jure segregation in public facilities.

2. Middle-class women during this time period become involved in the work force having their typical house wife roles changed.

a. Few career women; mostly non-white American (Black, Irish, Swedish) women worked as servants

b. National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed to obtain women’s right to vote.

3. Realism replaced the romanticism as the genre of choice for American authors during this time period

a. “The Gilded Age” written by Mark Twain; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) & “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884).

4. Increase of European immigrants that settled in the US.

a. Often were poor, living arrangements were dirty and over crowed.

b. Unsafe work condtions, allowing un trained employees to operate dangerous eppuiment.

c. Discriminated by local/native American workers due to immigrants willingness to accept lower wages and