The industrial revolution in the United States during the late 19th century and early 20th century brought a rapid growth to the nation. the growth was one with many advancements and benefits, but the benefits often come from resolving problems that affected Americans and immigrants. Workers in the factories trying to keep up with demands suffered ghastly working conditions. Children were also hired affecting their education, they were exposed to dangerous conditions, and were paid very little. Reconstruction during this time also encouraged women to fight for their equality. A lot of these circumstances drove families into poverty and workers to strike. It can be said that the second industrial revolution was one that benefited America after, it was a harsh reality during the time of the revolution.