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The Industrial Revolution was a major change from an agricultural
based economy and society to one based on manufacturing. People rapidly
moved from the farms to the industrial towns and cities and learned new
skills and ways of living. Vast wealth accrued for a group of select
individual called Robber Barons from manufacturing, transportation and
power production. With the development of the
Gilded Age, workers
rebelled against the salaries and working conditions of the period and
formed labor unions to balance the power of the