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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

American History Henrichsen

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Machinery

Machinery

Engines

Steam

Water

Gasoline

Factories

Clothing

Goods

Assembly Line

Uneducated labor

Many jobs available

Mass production

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Inventions

Inventions

Refrigerated rail cars

Typewriter

Kodak camera

Elevator

Cable and Electric streetcar

Fountain Pen

Gillette Razor

Cash Register

Vacuum Cleaner

Which of these inventions has most affected our lives today?

What do you think you could invent that would affect future society?

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Child Labor

Child Labor

The new source of labor

Small and easy to fit inside the machinery

Destroyed the body

Long hours

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Labor Unions

Labor Unions

Workers got together to encourage safety, better pay, as well as continued jobs when the government and society were pro-business

Laws were created to specifically ban unions as they were seen as anti-business and possibly communist

Anti-immigrant ideas used to support many of the anti-union laws

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Women Workers

Women Workers

Right to vote

still not there

Workers in factories

Pay is always less then men

Preferred for some jobs as they were smaller and easier to fit in the small spaces

Definite ties to the garment industry

Education

Social Influence

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Politics

Politics

Political Machines Boss Tweed

Corruption

Close ties to business

Not seen as a problem

Thomas Nast

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Immigration

Immigration

Not a unified group as many seem today.

Many divisions and hatred especially to those who were from either the poorer and/or Catholic areas of Europe

There were specific rules against immigration from Asia based on racism and cultural differences

A move to send Black Americans back to Africa was led by Marcus Garvey and eventually started the country of Liberia

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Monopolies

Monopolies

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