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Causal factors in American economic growth in the nineteenth century

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English



  • United States


  • United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared for the Economic History Society by Peter Temin.
SeriesStudies in economic and social history
ContributionsEconomic History Society.
LC ClassificationsHC105 .T38 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. ;
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4927037M
ISBN 100333170873
LC Control Number76353492

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  Robert Gordon’s new book “The Rise & Fall of American Growth” is an outstanding and very deep look at this, as is David Landes’ “The Wealth & Poverty of Nations” and Nathan Rosenberg’s “How the West Got Rich.” It’s a huge topic and major factors g.   Westward expansion, the 19th-century movement of settlers into the American West, began with the Louisiana Purchase and was fueled by the Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail and a . The growth of the industrial economy and the dramatic growth of cities created new, harsh realities that were often hidden from the public eye. Writers and artists, responding both to this fact and to the sentimentalism that characterized the writing and art of their predecessors, began to depict subjects that reflected the new truth. Urbanization occurred rapidly in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States for a number of reasons. The new technologies of the time led to a massive leap in industrialization, requiring large numbers of workers. New electric lights and powerful machinery allowed factories to run twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Which of the following factors contributed significantly to the astonishing growth in America's urban population between and ? a. The annexation of the rural areas surrounding America's major cities b. The migration of people from the rural areas of Europe and the United States c. The dramatic increase in the American birthrate d. Over the course of the late nineteenth century, immigration to the United States a. came mainly from Mexico, Canada, and Asia b. shifted from southern and eastern Europe to northern Europe c. included more Chinese as restrictions on immigration from that country ended d. slowed as conditions for workers in American factories deteriorated e. The American Anti-Imperialist League: An organization established in the United States on J , to battle the American annexation of the Philippines as an insular area. American Imperialism: A term that refers to the economic, military, and cultural influence of the United States on other countries. What four issues dominated American politics from the mid 's to the end of the nineteenth century? Government corruption, civil service reforms, tariff revision, and regulations of the trusts. How did republicans and democrats differ concerning the tarrif in the late nineteenth century?