One of the most important economic changes was the Industrial Revolution. Before industrialization, civilians would make their own products and goods or even go have it made for them somewhere in town. Industrial growth changed the way of life in America. Work had changed because factories were being built, opening jobs for people. It speeded the production of goods and other necessities. The factors that led to industrialization came from the ideas of the geography, demography, and the law.
The geography of the United States helped industry growth. America was surrounded with forests. In chapter 20, “An Industrial Society,” from the textbook, it says: “America had immense forests and large supplies of water,” (page 585). The United States of America would have used the forests to build buildings or goods. The water was used as engines to the machines to work in the factories. America also had natural resources that helped them with building machines and making products.
According to the textbook, on page 410, it states: “An abundance of raw materials was one reason for the nation’s industrial success.” The textbook says that the United States had plentiful of minerals, or natural resources, such as coal, iron, copper, silver, and gold. The geography, or land, influenced industrialization because the natural resources were used to make other products or used to make railroads.
Railroads were another factor that influenced industrialization. The PowerPoint had images of the land that had railroads. Based on slide 16, most of the railroads were in the north. This was because the government needed material. The factories and businesses had been selling weapons and most of the railroads in the north supported the government to get the materials from the businesses and factories. This made them successful.
Labor was also very important inter industry. It opened jobs for people and...