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American dream promises equal opportunity to pursuit ones happiness personal wellbeing and reward for all those Americans and immigrants who endure overcome and ultimately prevail hardships However during the era of American Industrialization many people were exploited and forced to work or else face starvation New inventions increased the rate of production and the efficiency of the workers thus greatly increasing profit Success of capitalism further promoted continuation of exploitations lead on by few rich that are influential American Industrialization had a negative effect on many groups of people who were pursuing the great American Dream and yet oppressed by selfish greed driven upper class With the introduction of the machinery factory owners no longer needed skilled craft workers for production of factory goods The machines performed faster better and with more reliability At most jobs in factories required neither great strength no special skills any more The owners thought women could do the work just as well as or better than men In addition they were more docile and compliant Therefore many women workers were hired during the progressivism era Even though the wage was low working hours were long and working condition was less than satisfactory these women had no choice but to work for they need to support their family The tale of Rose Stokes is a good example The factory owners were getting richer and richer by cutting wages and providing less compensation for his workers Many times women went on strike to protest the wage cut and hour increase Nevertheless it proved useless because of the rapid influx of poor immigrants arriving into United States from Europe to earn a living these immigrants were willing to accept even lower wages and poorer working conditions Women in America did not have the right to vote until the year 1920 If women fought harder for their right to vote and gained suffrage earlier I believe that women would have had
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