The following information was presented
in this chapter:
Industrialization during the late 1800s greatly and rapidly changed
the U.S. At the same time, the change brought most workers and farmers
the people's rights problems. Workers and farmers tried to solve these
problems through cooperation by organizing the unions and striking.
However, they couldn't beat big business owners as their disadvantages
were shown in all four measures of success.
- First major change in the U.S. brought by industrialization was
a population shift from rural areas to cities.
- Second major change was an increase in the size of the economic
- Third major change was an increase in the size and interdependency
of the economy.
- Two kinds of problems most workers had were low wages and unsafe
- Most farmers had serious economic problems.