New version page

URI HIS 142 - Overview of the Late 19th Century Developments

This preview shows page 1 out of 2 pages.

View Full Document
View Full Document

End of preview. Want to read all 2 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a GradeBuddy member to access this document.

View Full Document
Unformatted text preview:

HIS 142 1st Edition Lecture 1Outline of Current Lecture I. Industrializationa. Factors in Industrializationb. Geographic ExpansionII. UrbanizationIII. Impact of IndustrializationIV. People, Groups and Events to Considera. Native Americansb. FarmersCurrent LectureI. IndustrializationA period of time that was moving away from a society of independent farmers and artisans and by 1880, the majority of the workforce was in non-farming jobs. By 1890, 2/3 of Americans worked for wages. Tension occurred because of the new lack of dependence on farmers and artisans. Rise in corporations, shifts in types of work, and corruption were all happening due to industrialization. Industrialization affected groups of people differently – some people loved it, some people hated it but all groups were putting out ideas on how to shape industrialization.a) Factors in Industrialization- New markets- Cheap and abundant labor- Availability of natural resources- Technological breakthroughs (railroads, telegraph)- Government subsidies and supportb) Geographic Expansion- Westward – railroads (tripled 1860-1880 and again by 1920)- Overseas – Hawaii, Philippines, CubaII. UrbanizationIndustry moved to cities, especially in the Great Lakes Region (Chicago, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee). These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.III. Impact of Industrialization- Class Divisions- Working conditions and labor conflict- Volatile economy- Consolidation and corporatization- Political corruption- Immigration- Environmental degradation- Subjection of Native Americans- Shifting ideas about government and economic freedomIV. People, Groups and Events to Considera) Native AmericansAlthough the Native Americans were trying to resist, they were being forced off of their land so it could be used for industrialization. Americans were trying to transform the Native Americans culture by making children go to school and learn English and changing what they eat. The U.S. navy had victory over the lastof the Native American tribes, but there was a lot of massacre.b) FarmersFarmers changed their practices to conform to the market and were forced to produce for the market first rather than themselves first. They were going into debt, losing their land, and moving to the cities to find other jobs. Farmers could increase their production with new machinery but didn’t realize that they more product you produced, the less money you got for it. Farmers got together to talk about their issues and try to find solutions.- The Farmers Alliance: farmers pooled their crops together to bring to the market to try and get better prices but they didn’t have the economic power to do so, so they looked toward politics- Populist Party: Tried to address concerns that many farmers had. They developed a platform in Omaha that talk about the farmers issues, attitudes, etc. They believed everyone should have access to railroads and that they shouldn’t be privately owned by the


View Full Document
Loading Unlocking...
Login

Join to view Overview of the Late 19th Century Developments and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or
We will never post anything without your permission.
Don't have an account?
Sign Up

Join to view Overview of the Late 19th Century Developments and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or

By creating an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

Already a member?