Outline - (Mr. Bowman went over at study night)Edit

Essay 4

Reasons for industrial expansion.

Benefits American people?
Social and economic problems.

  • New Technology
    • RR
    • Telegram
    • Light/electricity
    • Phonograph
    • Refrigerator
    • Mass production
      • Build on each other.
      • New transportation – Easy to ship.
      • Food is refrigerated. (Beef, tropical fruit)
      • New power means mass production
      • Electricity extends workday
      • Inexpensive, easy to produce, unskilled
      • Spread of info.
  • Benefits
    • Cheaper products.
    • Don’t need to produce own stuff.
    • Ease of getting stuff. (Sears and Roebuck: Mail order department store. Order from catalog instead of going to store.)
    • Leisure time!
    • Consumerism and consumer goods.
    • Wealth!!
    • Immigrants
  • Social and economic problems.
    • Pollution
    • Labor problems
    • Tenements
    • Consumerism
    • Growing gap between the rich and the poor.
    • Sanitation
    • Corruption in politics and business.
    • Nativism
    • immigrants

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