posted by Rachel Tuley
Today's American society is defined by technology, consumerism, and modernism; however, the current state of this country stands as it is today largely due to the effects of the 19th century. Inventions that resulted from industrialization paved the way for many of the commodities that we consider commonplace. Romanticism encouraged many of the religious beliefs found among US citizens today.
Without the 19th century, I feel confident saying that we as US citizens would not enjoy many of the comforts that we do today.