Revolution is a rapid push for change within government, culture, and society. In this case the industrial revolution was a change in which materials were created obtained. The industrial revolution didn’t just add changes to the British economy, but it most noticeably changed the infrastructure of the country. Thousands of factories and railroads popped up all over the nation, such rapid growth pushed for a bigger demand for resources to maintain the factories, so a movement was created. A movement within a nation is a push for change based on the current necessities in a society.
(The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica) During the 19th century, industrialization brought an abundance of goods produced by machines in factories. For the high and middle class citizens, this new found technology was used to their advantage and improved their standards of life. However, for the working people and poor, it was quite the opposite. Factories and machines caused the workers to be placed in danger on a daily basis. If the workers hastened because of the danger, or did get hurt, they were easily replaced, but because of their lack of skills, they didn’t have much luck finding another job.
People left the farms and started their new life in the city at the beginning of the industrialization. A large number of people became unemployment and desperate for a job, this made them unable to demand higher payment and agree to their working conditions. The factory owners set the terms of work and gave low wages and long working hours with dangerous working conditions. Child labor was the cheapest kind of labor during the industrial revolution. They could get into small spaces that the adults could not, and operate the simpler working machines.
Then, as they penetrated deeper into the other roads, which each received only a meager ration of air, the wind dropped and the temperatures rose…” These conditions were typical of a worker during this time period, as laws did not exist at the time to outlaw child labor, long work days, or toxic air conditions. In addition, wages also declined due to labor cuts, and this is reiterated in the “Communist Manifesto:” “In proportion, therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.” Marx detects the capitalists’ ploy and bluntly states that poor working conditions and wages are related. When labor cuts occurred, Marx noticed, conditions became worse and wages decrease, too. Thus, it was apparent that while the profits for the owners grew, the well-being of the workers declined rapidly, further dividing the two
It has been argued that the factory systems developed during the Industrial Revolution are responsible for the modern cities we know today. The Industrial Revolution changed material production, labor patterns and population distribution. People migrated from rural areas to urban areas, but their lives in cities changed drastically. The growth of cities led to horrible living conditions. Despite its many positive effects, industrialization had a negative impact on Europe too.
Introduction The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain in 1760 and quickly spread throughout the world. This time period saw the mechanization of agriculture and textile manufacturing and a revolution in power. This is a period whereby societies changed from reliance on agricultural and handmade products to an emphasis on manufacturing of goods and services (Kendall, 2015). The industrial revolution did not only bring positive results on the lives of people. This paper aims to discuss how the industrial revolution of 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840 led to an increased need for human services.
The Industrial Revolution can be argued to be one of the biggest advances to mankind, as it had far reaching impacts on various parts of the world (Angeles, 2016). Due to these various impacts, it paved the way for one of the greatest revolutions, which changed the world to facilitate what we see as “Modern Day Advancements”. In this essay I will be discussing why the Industrial Revolution had started in England and the effects of the revolution around the world. There is a confluence of reasons as to why the Industrial Revolution had begun in England. The Agricultural Revolution had led to an increased food production and increased population overall in England (Beck).
They had to work more than 10 hours a day in crowded, unhygienic conditions which caused them to go on strike in 1921. (Tan, 2010)They felt that the government did not care about them and joined groups such as the militarist which gave them more attractive
The Industrial Revolution not only transformed the everyday life of people in a positive way but had an overall negative affect to the people who lived and worked in Britain. Young children were made to work long, tiring hours in very unsafe work environments for little to no benefits. This was also a time period for new inventions, overcrowded cities, diseases, and social change. During the time period of 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840, the era known as the Industrial Revolution occured. This was a time period in which underlying changes began to happen in agriculture, textile, metal manufacturing, economic policies, social structure, and transportation (Dickens 1).
According to Marx, history evolves through the interaction between the mode of production and the relations of production. The mode of production constantly evolves toward a realization of its fullest productive capacity, but this evolution creates a discord between the classes of people defined by the relations of production; owners and workers. He lived during a period of very high inequalities and poor working conditions; indeed he was alive to witness the industrial revolution. What was the role of capital and labour in the context of the British industrial revolution and what were the social changes and injustice involved? The era known as the Industrial Revolution, the end of the 18th century to halfway through the 19th century, was a period in which fundamental changes happened in various domains: agriculture, textile and metal manufacture, transportation, economic policies and even the social structure in England.