The Market Revolution had many impacts on the United States between 1800-1860. One impact was with the economy. During this time, there were many changes in the economy of the United States. More machines were used to make products. This allowed the North to increase the number of industries that...
The Market Revolution had many impacts on the United States between 1800-1860. One impact was with the economy. During this time, there were many changes in the economy of the United States. More machines were used to make products. This allowed the North to increase the number of industries that they had. Newer forms of transportation were used as the steam engine made it easier to travel by river and by train. New roads were built, as were new canals. The North became more industrialized during this time period.
In the South, the invention of the cotton gin impacted the growing of cotton. Cotton could be grown and harvested more easily. Therefore, farming became even more important in the South. This was especially true with the growing of cotton, which became a leading export of the South by 1860.
The Market Revolution had social impacts also. When cotton growing expanded in the South, the South needed more slaves to work in the fields. As a result, slavery became more important in the South. In the North, more workers began to work in factories. These workers often worked in unsafe conditions and worked long hours for low pay. The Market Revolution also contributed to a desire for expansion. As the country expanded, the Native Americans were hurt by this expansion. White Americans wanted to expand to the lands where the Native American lived. Many white Americans believed the Native Americans were holding back the progress of the country. Many Native Americans were forced to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River.
The Market Revolution impacted politics. The South wanted to see policies developed that allowed for the expansion of slavery and for the protection of the institution of slavery. The North didn’t want to see slavery spread to the new areas that the United States was gaining as the country expanded. There were many debates and policies revolving around the issue of slavery. The Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act were examples of attempts to deal with the spread of slavery. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates also dealt with this issue. Ultimately, the failure to resolve the slavery issue led to the start of the Civil War.
The Market Revolution had a huge impact on the United States between 1800-1860.