Industrialization after the Civil War
Shana Dukes History 105 Professor Tracey M. Biagas February 3. 2014
Industrialization after the Civil War was a period where Industrial city were being built, there were jobs for people and the political aspect was having corruption. In this paper the main points in this paper discussed the major aspects of the Industrialization Revolution, such as groups that were affected by the Industrial society, and the affects the life of the average working American. While the Industrial Revolution was a great turning point in the history of mankind, it led humanity to great technological advancements, middle and lower class, African American rights, …show more content…
The second group is African Americans; they were affected by Industrialization because the African Americans did not benefit from any of the changes after the Civil War, which lead to segregation that lasted until the 1960’s and beyond. An example is southerner’s did not increase the wages for the African American population, which could have expand the markets and the growth of the south (Schultz, 2013).African American had it bad during this time because the southern white Democrats did not let African Americans have their civil and political rights, which led to passing laws to separated African Americans from Whites. This law led to the Jim Crow Segregation, Plessy V. Ferguson, and Lynching.
The last group is Women rights, they were affected by Industrialization. The Progressive Reform groups were mostly of the middle class men and women, which by the nineteenth century women was educated and worked outside of the homes. The middle class women became school teachers, nurses, doctors, and other jobs (Schultz, 2013). The women who were lower class worked mostly in homes or in factories paying low wages. One Progressive Reformer was Alice Paul who fought for female suffrage and the right for women to vote (Schultz, 2013). Since adults and children lived in poor neighborhoods and did not have clean water the Progressive Reformers made settlement houses so the lower class can have a safe place to stay in the poor