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How does the role of politics and legislation that affect the timber industry today compare to that of a hundred years ago In the early years of West Virginias statehood there was a government that tried to build its own identity Starting out as an underdeveloped state that was rich in natural resources there was an urgency to erect industry within West Virginia Upon examination of West Virginia today one can see the same desire to maintain and increase industry in the state It is my belief that today as well as a hundred years ago the government views industry as its top priority versus state residents and the safety of the environment I will now attempt to compare and contrast the role politics and legislation has played in the growth and development of the timber industry in the state of West Virginia for the last 100 years In the early years of West Virginia statehood a definite emphasis was put on industrial growth Before this industrial growth there was a revolution that took place As a result of the Constitution of 1863 the law became more industry oriented and moved away from being a protector of philosophy and culture Following the Constitution of 1872 there was a facilitation to allow the transfer of land from smallholders to the coal and lumber companies Lewis p103-105 One of the main goals in the early years of statehood in West Virginia was to establish a strong striving capitalistic economy However their ideas on how to achieve this varied throughout the state Should the state remain an agricultural society or move to an industrial society This struggle continued and this is when the role government played in the economy was determined Lewis p 106 As the timber industry grew in West Virginia lumbermen began to demand that the law help them to overcome their lack of capital so they could develop the states resources The greatest problem
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