What were some the difficulties and challenges presented by industrialization? What were some the difficulties and challenges presented by industrialization?

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Industrialization changed the very fabric of people's lives. People went from living off the land in the country to working for wages living in the city. Before, they were dependent on nature for their livelihood. After, they were dependent on the boss and the factory.

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There was a thrivinng industrial base developed in the colonies. Colonial legistlatures encouragred industry, particualrly textile, leather, and iron. The Revolutionary War was fought because England attempted to strangle industries that competed with English products. This had been the case in Ireland. Thousands of Irish wool, flax, and linen workers emmigrated to America and founded the textile industry in New England. The early industrial establishments tended to be small shops and thousands of home tailors sewing patterns of clothing and shoes. The guild system proved unable to meet the growing demands for goods. Factories were created and thousands semi-skilled workers entered the factories. Industrializations...

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