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How did the Industrial Revolution affect the U.S population? Thank you

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2018


It transformed both society and the economy


Society was transformed by the shift of the population from the countryside to the cities. This was due to Industrialization which replaced jobs with mechanization in the fields and created new ones in factories.

Life expenctancy and the standard of living grew as well though the gap between the rich and the poor widened. Industrialization occurred primarily in the North of the USA which proved decisive during the Civil War. Cities such as Boston, Philadelphia or New York literally boomed thanks to indutrialization which also attracted countless emigrants mostly from

Hygienic condition improved thanks to the generalization of soap and standardized goods meant some products which had been considered rare or luxury now became common and availbale to the greatest number.