Dbq Industrial Revolution Essay

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The effects of the Industrial Revolution on Great Britain were more negative due to the inventions, social issues, and economics. The Industrial Revolution was a long slow process that changed the way goods were made. This could mean both negative and positive changes but one is lead to believe that the negative effects outweigh the positive effects. The Industrial Revolution brought many great machines (Inventions) to man that made lengthy projects less time consuming, but with a price. Society in England had a major change in how many families went to the mills to work long and harsh hours in the factories with penny wages each hour. The people who worked in the mills paid the price while the consumers received a less expensive good. In that case the consumer would always benefit from this. Doc 5: Charles Knight, The Results of Machinery, 1831 “The one great result of machinery, and every improvement in invention, is to lessen the cost of production and increase the benefit to the consumer.” The consumer would benefit because it would get products faster, and at a fraction of the price. …show more content…

Whether it was at the mills or the cotton factory they were at risk of having something caught in the machine and losing an extremity. Children were the ones that suffered the most, in some cases half the children that were employed in the factories had some type of injury from the factories. Doc 10: Michael Ward, Speech to The House of Lords, March 25, 1819 “The number of children at that time in the school, who were employed in factories, was 106. The number of children who had received injuries from the machinery amounted to very nearly one half. There were forty-seven injured in this

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