The American system of mass manufacture of standarized, interchangeable parts provided strong incentives for US capitalists to...?A. Invest in training for their workforce B. hire american workers...

The American system of mass manufacture of standarized, interchangeable parts provided strong incentives for US capitalists to...?

A. Invest in training for their workforce

B. hire american workers rather than foreign immigrants.

C. replace skilled labor with machinary.

D. build extremely large factories in dedicated industrial districts

E. pay higher wages to retain a steady workforce

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The best answer here is C.  None of the other ones make sense.

One of the major benefits of mass production of standardized parts is that it means that skill is not needed.  Think about the mass production of fast food hamburgers, for instance.  Fast food restaurants have set procedures that anyone can do (I can attest to this, having worked in a fast food place).  There is no need for a person to be a good cook in order to make such a burger.  Therefore, when you start to make standardized parts, all you need is machines that will keep stamping out the same part over and over.

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