The United States had a vast territory that constituted a single domestic market. The country had no dangerous neighbors that threatened its security, and this freed it from unnecessary military spending. America was rich in natural resources and fertile lands. The availability of coal, iron, oil, copper provided the industry with the necessary raw materials. Population grew rapidly, farms and cities grew, which ensured the demand for manufactured goods.
But 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. Between 1870 and 1914, 25 million people arrived in the United States. Most of them were healthy, energetic people with a good profession and qualifications.
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.
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.