The growth of cities and industry

Free enterprise and capitalism are explained to a teenager who watched a protest in his small town.

The grandfather explains the growth of the town as a result of the factory.

Industry and all development are linked to the factory in the story told by his grandfather; and therefore there ought to be no protests against it.

A simplified breakdown of the growth of cities. It is interesting and has educational value, however it certainly discourages another American value: free speech and protest.

For more see our Immigration & Urbanization, Rise of Industrialization, Response to Industrialization, Industrial Revolution, and First Industrial Revolution PowerPoints.