Effects of Industrialization on American Diversity and the Environment

By ksutton
  • Industrial Revolution begins

    Industrial Revolution begins
    The Industrial Revolution began in England in a series of social and technological innovations. It sparked many new inventions, provided many jobs for lower class people, and changed American society from agriculturally based to that of technolgy and industry. Industry continued to take affect all around the world, and became the main source of income.
  • Industrialization affects the individual

    Industrialization affects the individual
    With the new inventions created during the time of the industrial revolution, many more jobs became available for the individual living on their own. However, it also had a negative affect on them as well. Many faced death and ilnesses from working in the factories, poor working conditions, and poor conditions within cities. Although they received jobs and pay, it came at a costly price.
  • Children in the industrial revolution

    Children in the industrial revolution
    As a result of industrialization, children were forced to work in factories for low wages. They had to work long hours and endure harsh conditions to ensure the production of many products for selling and manufacturing. Children took the jobs of lower class people who didn't want to work for low wages.
  • Industrial pollution

    Industrial pollution
    The Industrial Revolution sparked many new factories and the use of coal and many other products. As a result of the use of coal, we began to pollute the earth with the harmful gases coal puts off. As we continue through time, we see that it is affecting human ecology and the overall impact of global warming.
  • Industrialization affects agriculture

    Industrialization affects agriculture
    Agriculture was affected by the Industrial Revolution as well. As more advanced machines and techniques for farming became available, it caused the soil to degenerate and increase the amount of land used in farming-ruining animal habitats.
  • Industrialization affects upper class

    Industrialization affects upper class
    Industrialization had the impact of making upper class people's lives easier. They had more leisure and comfort, as the lower class did the work they didn't have to do. The upper class people were affected only by receiving more luxury than they already had.
  • Rural life turns into urban

    Rural life turns into urban
    As industrialization increased, more and more factories were being created. With this, we see the rural life of farming and agriculture slowly turn into that of urbanization. Urbanizing the country led to manufacturing and selling products as opposed to farming and selling crops.
  • Wage earners in industrialization

    Wage earners in industrialization
    With the industrial revolution, a nation of farmers and independent producers became a nation of wage earners. Real wages were rising, and times were good for workers who were working. And thus, wage earners were able to obtain jobs and have a basic standard of living.
  • Women in industrial revolution

    Women in industrial revolution
    Women were provided many more jobs during the time of the revolution. With the inventions of the typewriter and telephone switchboard, many "hello girls" discovered new economic and social opportunities. With this, the "Gibson Girl" appeared as the image of an independent and athletic new woman.
  • American Industry

    American Industry
    By the end of the nineteenth century, once-rural America boasted the world's largest industrial output. The once agricultural American society had transformed into mainly manufacturing and selling products. Instead of farming, we now have iron ores, coal mining, and silver and gold mining as our standard of living.