Ch. 4 The
4.1 Technology and
Analyze the factors that lead to the industrial revolution of the United States in the late 1800’s.
Explain how new inventions and innovations changed American lives.
Describe the impact of industrialization in the late 1800’s.
Encouraging Industrial Growth
Civil War-products needed quickly
Natural Resources-coal, forests, rivers, oil
Entrepreneurs- “rags to riches”
Government policies-protective tariffs, laissez-faire
Innovation Drives the Nation
Patent-grant by federal government giving an inventor exclusive rights to develop/sell product
Alexander Graham Bell=telephone
Stimulated business growth
Linking world markets
U.S. grew as economic world power
Farms become mechanized
People move to cites
Harming the environment