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Impurities of the Industrial revolution The industrial revolution was absolutely beneficial towards progress of the world from the 1800s through present day However the Industrial revolution was also commonly known as the Gilded Age due to the many hidden impurities This period underwent not only an industrial revolution but also affected the social political and economic growth of the nation When one observes the negative aspects of this time one will notice that the positive aspects clearly outweigh the negative Better jobs wages and more opportunities created a desire for people to move into the cities and resulted in significant social change A second wave of immigrants flooded America from Asia and Europe in hopes of obtaining a job They were largely uneducated speaking foreign languages and were easily manipulated in working long ours for very low wages in poor working conditions Due to the rise in population many problems occurred such as overcrowding increase of pollution and many diseases As unions formed laws forced the factory owners to pay better wages and working conditions As time passed work became much less tedious prices rapidly decreased and many job opportunities were created As many businesses became successful generating great sums of money creating significant economic prosperity to occur The Bessemer process allowed great abundances of cheap steal to be processed helping the United States to open its first transcontinental railroad Railroads helped cities to expand allowed people to migrate and products to be transported The oil railroad and steel industries expanded causing their owners to obtain powerful monopolies These owners took advantage of peoples needs of jobs abusing and manipulating them The low wages and long hours obviously supported robber barons Carnegie Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to all soar in success Politically the government had a laissez-faire attitude The government did not want to interfere with the powerful monopolies because they did not want to prevent the companies from expanding The government was however forced to
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