Women and children enter the workplaces as cheap labor
to many people in this town
Expansion of education
Eventually these home-based businesses became small and then larger factories. The Cottage Industry helped start the Industrial Revolution in the 1700's.
improvement in transportation
There are 74.6 million women in the civilian labor force. Almost 47 percent of U.S. workers are women. More than 39 percent of women work in occupations where women make up at least three-quarters of the workforce.
the rise of labor unions
At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the invention of the steam engine became widely popular. In 1787, John Fitch demonstrated the first steamboat, which had twelve paddles and was propelled by a steam engine. From 1787 to the 1830s, steamboats improved
The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions.