Discussing the Actions Taken by Workers and Government to Try to Correct Unsafe or Unfair Working Conditions in Factories as United States Industrialized

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In the second half of the 19th century, the industrial revolution in America had a huge transformation about politics, society, science, especially technology and economy and achieved a big jump in development of nation. However, it was also a darkness and hardest working condition for workers in factories. Unfair, unhealthy working conditions, child and women labor were main and rifle problems that workers and government try to take many actions to correct.
The first is the general situation of Industrial Revolution in America, the beginning of factory system, where workers and machinery together in one place to produce goods. Industrial revolution reached America by 1800s and boomed after the civil war (1861-1865). During the revolution, the United States was transformed from an agricultural to industrial society, from hand and home production to machine and factory.
Many inventions were created that revolutionized and helped in forming modern America. They include cotton gin, light bulb, telegraph, sugar evaporation system, steam engine, sewing machine… These inventions have influenced the community by giving it a form of faster production and transportation. Besides, transportation expanded. Many new methods of transportation were arisen such as steamboat, canal, especially railroads. The manufacturing of steel, iron, machinery, petroleum fueled economic growth. Urban development occurred during industrial revolution. During the Industrial Revolution, many people left farms to work in factories. Throughout the late 1800s, industrialization fueled the need for more labor. A wave of immigration from Europe and Asia to the United States arose.
The whole economy developed dramatically, which attract the huge immigrant from other continents. The supply of labor increases unlimitedly together with demand of exploiting raw material and speed up manufacturing process.…...

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