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Agree or Disagree? Agree or Disagree with the following statements. Write you responses on your paper: – As long as business stays within the law, anything they do is right. – If you lie, cheat, and steal to get ahead in life, then give it all back before you die, you should be remembered as a hero. – The ends justify the means.
Industrialization: Definition: the large scale development of industry (factories) Began in the 1800s and continued to flourish through the 1900s. – Was a cause of the Civil War – Helped cause urbanization (the growth of cities) – Attracted people to the US for jobs – Required resources and markets
Industrialization Needs: Technology/ Science Human resources Natural resources Central Locations Markets
Brainstorm: This invention had a huge impact on the US, and the entire world. What do you think it changed?
Science’s Impact Electric Lightbulb Assembly Line Scientific Management Efficiency Number of Workers View of Workers
Positive Effects of Industrialization Created Jobs Increased production Lowered costs Increased revenue Overall, very beneficial to owners and the government
Assembly Line Statistics: Years of Operation19141915 Cost of each item produced $850$300 Time for each item produced 12 hours 28 minutes93 minutes Yearly production30,000 items300,000 items Yearly profit12 million60 million Workers salary$3 a day$5 a day
Negative Effects of Industrialization Loss of Freedom in the workplace (no more camaraderie) Loss of Worker Identity (bosses no longer know or care who their workers are) Long Hours and Low Wages (typical 12 hour day, 6 days a week, $3-12 a day) Dangerous Working Conditions Child Labor
Solutions? Progressives- people who attempt to solve the problems that developed during the Gilded Age What sorts of things do you think the Progressives may have come up with? Write your ideas down.
Solutions? How do you get businesses to fix the problems?
Solutions? Unions – Were needed to instigate change in late 1800s and early 1900s – Methods: Collective Bargaining Political Involvement Strikes – Successes: child labor laws; minimum wage; maximum hours; breaks, fire escapes; etc. – Short-lived