The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Labor –The Industrial Revolution that occurred in the years after the Civil War had consequences for almost all aspects of society.Discuss the The Industrial Revolution following the Civil War had a tremendous impact on farmers.
Many events came together to make agriculture both boom and bust.Cattle ranchers began to see huge profits, small farms joined together, people moved out west, and farmers began to influence At the end of the Civil War, the large state of Texas was home to several million long-horned cattle.Because the animals were scrawny compared to modern times, and because the farmers had no way of getting their cattle to the eastern market, the cows were mostly raised for their hide.However, ranchers would soon be able to get their product The farmers' troubles were solved when the transcontinental railroad linked the nation.Cattle could now be transported by train to large stockyards were they would be processed. "Beef barons" like the swifts and the Armours led the way for the new industry.Beef soon became a major part of our nation's economy.The major cities of Chicago and Kansas City were Meccas for the ranchers.
From cities like these, the freshly butchered meat could be shipped in the newly perfected refrigerator cars all the way to the eastern market. The cattle were delivered to the slaughterhouses by the "long drive". Texas cowboys-black, white, and Mexican- drove tens of thousands of cows to their final destination. On their way to the towns, the animals would graze on the open range eating government grass.Some of the favorite terminal points were towns like Dodge City, Abilene, Ogallala, and Cheyenne.These new towns were all controlled by marshals like Abilene's James B.
"Wild Bill" Hickcock. The Long Drive proved profitable as long as the cattle coul..