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Industrial growth is the rapid growth in the industry or economy. The growth of the industry produces a more efficient economy. From 1860 to 1900 there were many factors that helped promote Americas industrial growth. The main factors that encouraged industrial growth were immigration, ruling of the Republican Party, and the increase of railroads. The factors that promoted industrial growth helped build the America of today.

Immigration was a huge factor that stimulated industrial growth. About 23 million people came to the United States from 1860 to 1900. Most immigrants came from the central European countries, including the Italy and Greece.   Due to the immigrant’s low expectations, they worked for little money. The Library of Congress specified, “In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and immigrate to the United States. Fleeing crop failure, land and job shortages, rising taxes, and famine, many came to the U. S. because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity.” Most immigrants from Europe fled to the United States for political or economical reasons; this is what we call a push factor. Due to the want for freedom and land, immigrants came to America. The graph of American Immigration by Decades from 1860-1900s displays the increase of immigrants over these 5 decades. From 1860 to 1880, there was a steady increase of immigrants coming to America. By 1880 there were 5.2 million immigrants in the United States. In 1890, the number of immigrants dropped but increased rapidly by 1900’s to 8.8 million immigrants. As a result, the allowing of more immigrants into the United States was more productive.

The rule of the Republican Party supported industrial growth. The republicans believed in the growth of America’s industrialization. After the Civil War, the republicans started to rebuild the nation, especially the South. The Republican Party of 1860 stated “…appropriations by Congress for river and...


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