Life In The North

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Life in the North

February 19 1844- Industrialization was proliferating all around the world. I decided that I should leave my homeland, India, and be apart of one of these industrial-growing countries. I decided to leave to the United States, the land of the free and the home of the brave, as they call it. Life was very tough entering the United States. Immigrants, like me, were racially discriminated. Whenever I would walk up to white businessman, they would rudely say, “Get out of my face, you slave!” It really was hard living here. I was one of the only Indians in America and I had no family. However, I made several friends who were extremely intelligent. They recommended me to go to popular exhibition shows in New York. These exhibition shows were the profound beauty of industrialization in the United States. My life changed ever since
Cities were dirty, diseases were spreading, fire was destroying houses, but industrialization was booming. At one of these exhibition shows, I had seen the very interesting telegraph. A man named Samuel Morse invented it. I thought it was interesting, since it was one of the new ways of communicating. Many amazing inventions from the late 1790’s to early 1800’s were also being exhibited. Some of them were the famous Cotton Gin by Eli Whitney and the Sewing Machine by Elias Howe. These two inventions represented what boosted the cotton, in the south particularly, and clothing business. The way it worked was absolutely brilliant and eased the amount of work inputted for both businesses. There was also one more special thing in the exhibition.