As the industrial revolution gradually took over England, machinery replaced some jobs which were carried out at one’s home. One of the greatest replacements was the production of wool and cotton, previously made in small businesses, was now created in mills. These mills mass-produced cotton and wool and many people benefited from this change, yet the mills had an incredibly bad reputation. As displayed in William Blake’s poem, the mills were described as ‘Satanic’, meaning extremely bad. He based his accusation of how unsanitary the mills were, how dangerous they were and how smelly and humid they were.
According to , the children thought that if they were not beaten regularly they would not have worked in the factory. According to John Birley, Frank, the factory owner, was constantly beating him and the other kids as well. Once he beat him till he thought he was dead, and once he broke his elbows trying to protect his head from the raised stick he was threatened by. Workers were carefully supervised by managers, called overlookers, who would go around the mill threatening and beating the children senseless with a stick. (Stanford ) Capitalism affected children negatively, their health and well-being.
The environment condition was bad with smokes surrounding them. The release of harmful gases into the air from factories pollutes the world 's air, doing harm to the environment, further leading to global warming. Then, though it did boost many job opportunities, the living condition of the workers during the industrialization were poor. Company towns owned by business were rented out to employees. The owners forced them to live in isolated communities near workshops and forced them to buy goods with high interests.
Working conditions in industries were not safe for the working people. Many industries required work for long hours of physical labor. In the workplaces it was often hot, steam engines contributing, and machinery was not always fenced off (Working Conditions in the Industrial Revolution). Workers had the potential to get caught in the machines because they were exposed. Children were employed to move between these dangerous machines as they were small enough to fit between tightly packed machinery (Working Conditions in the Industrial Revolution).
The government wanted the factories to continue being a success, the factory owners wanted to keep increasing their profit, and the parents were so low on money that they had no choice but to have their children help contribute to the family. The children were sick of the turmoil they were being put through and others saw how terrible they were being treated, so they decided they had to do something. A compromise was finally reached when workers started standing up for their rights and the rights of the children. Then the issue could not be ignored any longer. Laws were passed and the children were given an education and a childhood that they deserved.
A very large issue that had a lot of bad consequences was the pollution, as a result of factories and homes the pollution in urban areas intensified and was very prevalent this contaminated waterways and resulted in diseases spread by the pollution another effect of the immense pollution where unusual weather patterns like acid rain and smog. The working conditions in factories were very poor as such the machinery and equipment in these facilities had caused many serious injury and death this was due to the poor quality and maintenance in the factory. As a result of this regular occurrence of injury people didn't have the ability to work and where forced out of the workforce, other factories where not interested in these people due to their inability to work, and therefore had no employment often resorting to begging. People in factories were subject to long working hours and in unsanitary environments due to rare cleaning. Parents sent their kids to work in factories at a young age in order to bring money home to support the family, these children were exposed to extreme conditions and were often employed more than their older counterounts due to the low wages that were paid to children, they also had the same long working hours leaving ample time for anything other than sleeping and no education.
In Document 7 it displays a lot of the air filled with bad pollution from the factories. Bad air is awful for people to be inhaling, people can get sick from breathing in the unpleasant air. In Document 10 the appearance is that of a man who is big and his cart says “CHILD LABOR EXPLOITER.” Underneath that, there is a bag with a money symbol then another money bag. The children are pulling him while looking thirsty and exhausted. The man is making the kids work extremely hard for his own selfishness and the gain of monetary wealth.
Before the Industrial Revolution hit our world during the year of 1750-1914 many people lived their lives dedicated to hard work to make sure that they made enough to cater for their families. This meant almost all people worked mostly on the farms including younger children, who would have their jobs chosen by their parents. However this all changed once the Industrial Revolution set itself on the world. It bought many technological advances that simplified labour-intensive work and machinery in factories, mines and farms were established. This all sounds well and good but the Industrial Revolution also bought with it; child labour and horrible working conditions!
Because of laissez faire businesses were allowed to pay an extremely low amount of money and to allow children to work in horrible working conditions. This is why children were often forced into labor, it also was to help their families bring in more
This was not unlike the way that things are now in that the upper portions of society have much of the wealth and the working class was struggling. The poor class was not even a thought and this led to widespread challenges from health to education. Even with all of the positive aspects of Victorian society, these issues persisted. Children were especially affected as Blake covered in his poetry, because they had little say as to whether they would get to attend at least some semblance of school or if they had to work in factories and at other jobs to make enough money for the family to at least have a place to live and food to eat. Children were easy to exploit, and Blake utilizes this fact in his poem about child chimney sweeps to underscore the notion that this vulnerable population was at such a disadvantage even during Victorian
11) All of the diseases that can come from the bad water and air are all factors that lead to the short life expectancies. Even if people are not necessarily working in the factories, they are still very open inhaling and consuming all of the waste coming from them. So this affected
Factories were paying far too little for someone to feed their whole family for that little, so many either would die or would turn to crime to survive; these laborers wanted equality. Men, women, and children were working and got employed in factories to work, and the dangerous and strenuous labor that children were put through to help the family expense caused many young children to die. Workers individually could not stop corporations, but collectively they could make an impact on their wages. The corporations eventually had to succumb to the pressure of labor supplies because the National Trade Union convinced the majority of the labor force to work from 12 hours a day to 10 hours. After the labor unions won, workers worked less, and they still had the same salary.
Child cotton workers were exceedingly unhealthy /The state of the health of the cotton evidence factories for children is much worse than...in other employments." In the document A :Dr.Ward source House of the Lords committee ,Dr.Ward said accidents were very often admitted to the rilmary through the children 's hands and arms getting caught in the machine. Children who labor in the mills are victims of frightful oppression and killing toll, they have often been crucially beaten by the spinners of the overlookers. This proves the unhealthy nature of the factory, since the children were getting their body parts caught in the machine and getting beaten,"turning crippled." "Last summer I visited three cotton factories with Dr.Clough of Preston and
During the Industrial Revolution people were working crazy long hours, and on top of this they had children working, and doing jobs that no child should ever be doing. The work environment was unsanitary and many people were getting sick and or dying. Although, the Industrial Revolution was sad, in the end the western civilization was able to extend their power and become more well
Working in textile factories was unsafe for working class families because of the work environment they had to work in. Many workers had bad experiences in their time of employment. In the document “Testimony of Joseph Hebergam to the Sadler Committee” it says “Sadler: Did he tell you the cause of your illness? Hebergam: He told me that it was caused by the dust in the factories and from overwork and insufficient diet…”. This quote proves that the factories were unsafe to work in because it caused illnesses and even lead to death.