yes, the main wealth of the United States is its people. The country had a highly skilled labor force, the influx of immigrants from European countries multiplied its strength and wealth. Only with the help of new technology was it possible to master new spaces. By the end of the XIX century. There are practically no “free” lands left in the West. Nevertheless, the working class was on the move all the time – someone went to the West or got out into small entrepreneurs, office workers. The need for working hands has always existed. The business spared no money on science, creating various scientific foundations and laboratories. This influenced the rapid growth of technology.
The development of general and technical education played a significant role in the growth of labor productivity. By 1900, illiterates aged 10 and over accounted for only 6% of the white population, but among blacks – 45%, but they were used only in unskilled work.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.