This clip explains how industrialization has led to a significant change in the lives of Americans, from the type of work they performed to how they dressed. It also mentions that textile factories have led to women being able to earn money for the first time.
Members of The League of the Just meet with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. They criticize the two men for being intellectuals who don't share in the experiences of the working class yet have written about them.
This clip gives a glimpse into the life of a family living in an urban slum in Brooklyn during the Industrial Revolution. Francie and Neely, along with the other kids in the area, bring junk to sell to Carney in order to earn a few extra cents. The family uses as a bank a milk can in one of their closets.
This clip highlights the Ford Model T and explains how the invention of the assembly line has made it the first car affordable to the masses. It also illustrates how the assembly line improved manufacturing processes and led to job specialization within factories.