Was the growth of industry in the late 1800s primarily detrimental or beneficial to American politics, economics, and society?
To what extent were Americans divided over changes brought about by the growth of industry in the late 1800s?
The U.S experienced an industrial takeoff during the late 1800s.
Although industrialization increased American power and the standard of living, it also created many new problems.
For farmers, workers, and consumers, industrialization created problems that led to a desire for government intervention in the economy.