America, it's pride and shame.
By: Christina Horak
Industrialization had a strong impact on the United States and shaped it into the modern country it is today. The Sherman antitrust act keep big businesses from practicing unfair business and it kept employees from striking. This is a pride of America because we didn't let the new fast moving wolrd of industrialization minipulate us with greed.
The economy in the United States took a different form and improved with the fast production of new factories, giving citizens paying jobs and in return they spent the money they earned. This is a pride because before industry people saved all of their money and the economy sank.
With industrialization came a large concentration of factories in cities, population increased and living space was limited. Slums and tenement housing was were most of the American working class lived. Poor working conditions and little pay was hard on families but they had no other choice. This is a shame of America because people were living in horrible conditions and were treated as less than people.
The Chinese exclusion act was a law that kept Chinese people from coming into the country though angel island. Whit people like Europeans were freely welcomed into the country. This is a shame of america because we kept out cretin people because of the color of their skin.
Immigrants took jobs in factories and crowded city blocks in slums. The work force grew and people were making more money, Things like labor unions formed in protest of low wages, long hours and poor working conditions. This is a shame of america because it treated workers horribly and people were forced to live in slums.
People were no longer close with their neighbors and they fought for food and places to live. With so many people crowding the streets of industrialized cities, america became a melting pot of hundreds of different cultures. This is a pride of america because all people from any part of the world were given an opportunity in America.
Political figures in bug businesses took advantage of workers and as larger city populations continued to grow more and and more factories developed. This is a pride in america because we rapidly grew and increased big business.
Transportation was increased and infrastructure began to show up everywhere. electric box cars transported people getting to work. Things like elevators and piping for running water were now in every sky scraper being built. This is pride of america because america grew and developed into a modern place.
People lived much closer together and in poor housing with very unsanitary conditions, they were less neighbor like. This is a shame of america because of the lack of care about social class and how people were forced to live.
Late 1900s, Early 1910s Slum Housing, UK Poverty
Politics progressed into todays modern political systems and people making action to better their lives with things like workers union and then later women rights. This is a pride because even tough the big business men took over industry the people strike and created unions to make it fair.
Economic progressivism was progressing into the new age with sky scrapers and with more money being put back into the economy people could afford to spend money on things that were purely just for fun like at coney island. This is a pride of america because after having such rough times during industrialization, average working class people could spend their money freely.
The working class people of america formed labor unions and refused to work unless given fair pay and work hours Horrible conditions in meat factories for example started thing like the food and drug act to keep these factories clean. This is a pride of america because we spoke out again unfair and unjust working conditions and environments.
The united states tried to remain neutral during the war but when Germany tried to get Mexico to help attack us it started the the Spanish American war and we joined the war in effort to protect our selfs. This is a pride of america because we didn't enter the war until we could no longer stay out without getting attacked.
The war effected everyone is the united states, people were encouraged to buy war bonds and to save all of their food and ration so that all our soldiers over seas would have food and supplies. This is a shame of america because even tough we won the war it took so much from the people and it killed millions.
When all of the people were forced to give up everything they had so it could be sent over seas to support our soldiers, women and children of every age took over jobs at factories they worked long hard hours and were payed very little but still dint have the right to vote. This is a shame of america because we took everything from out country just to send it to another country.
WW1 - Cooking in the Trenches