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The American Industrial Revolution 1870-1920 changed the United States citizens from an agricultural people to one that was highly industrialized They began to performed much of their work in factories and on machines This transition took fifty years and caused a dramatic change in the nations economic history Many changes came about during the American Industrial Revolution 1870-1920 In 1870 the United States population was approximately 36 million people 70 percent of the population were farmers In 1900 the population of the United States had been estimated at over 80 million people This was partly due to the better life people were living because of the technological and medical breakthroughs of this era Also a big wave of immigrants came to the United States during this time Between the 1880s and 1920 a large group of people from the Jewish faith migrated from Russia and settled in the lower east side of New York City Between 1880 and 1914 there was a big influx of people from Italy to the United Statesabout 36 million people came from Italy From the 1840s to 1900 it was estimated that 35 million Irish people migrated the United States The Americans were also becoming more educated during this time In 1860 it was estimated that there were only one hundred public schools in the United States In 1900 the number of public schools in the United States rose to over six thousand In 1915 the number of public schools in the United States doubled to over twelve thousand The Americans were also trading and investing a lot more In 1870 the United States export trade was at 270 million Thirty years later in 1900S the United States export trade was estimated at 850 million In 1890 there were approximately twenty five trusts in the Unites States with about 120 million invested In 1901 there were approximately three hundred trusts in the United States with about 320 million invested The
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