19th Century Industrial Revolution

Revolution of Transportation, Women, and Machines

Transportation Revolution

During the 1800’s the United States experienced a Transportation Revolution of rapid growth in the speed and convenience of travel because of new methods in transportation. This created a more in business across the Eastern United states because of reduced shipping times and costs.

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Women in the 19th Century

Also young unmarried women started to work in factories. For young women coming from farm families, it was the only chance they had to earn their own money and a measure of indenpendence. Even the youngest children were forced to work nearly fourteen hours a day.
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Manufacturing and Industry

This new era introduced factories, with machines and predetermined tasks, producing items to be shipped and sold elsewhere. The first important breakthrough took place in how textiles were made. Before 1800 the making of clothes was very time consuming and took many people.
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