Defining of Social Classes

Home > Social Effects > Defining of Social Classes

Defining of Social Classes

The defining of social classes became much more apparent during the Industrial Revolution in America.  Since urbanization began happening it was clear who was upper class, middle class and lower class. When business people as well as entrepreneurs began gaining in wealth, America saw an income gap that was so large that it seemed to create a new class system in and of itself.  Before the Industrial Revolution, the middle class and the rich were much more blurred then they became.