Dbq Industrialization In The Late 1700's

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Industrialization in the late 1700’s had its hardships, and its consolations. People had to live in filth and unsanitary housing tenements. Not only were these areas unsanitary, but also crowded, which added onto the already harsh conditions. Why would society live like that? During this time, factories started popping up around the world, and with factories came cities. With no efficient transportation, people had to live in the city to be close to their jobs. This was at least until railroads were invented, making travel faster and more convenient. Disease spread easily throughout the city, and it was not a safe place. Besides all these deprivations, there was some light at the end of the tunnel, a light that gave us what we have today. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily negative consequences for society because it created a lot of hardships for people, it was …show more content…

This was because “during the 1800s there were few laws in Britain regulating the employment of children” (Doc 7). These children were paid very small wages. It was easier to hire a bunch of kids for lower pay than to hire fewer adults for the same amount. The more the workers, the more money could be invested into making cheaper, better, and more goods for people. According to The Working Man’s Companion, people “[had] an infinite number of domestic utensils” during the Industrial Revolution (Doc 9). An upside to having production increase was that people were able to own more things. They could build a life that would be enjoyable, and rewarding. In the late 1800s, “America emerged as the world’s largest industrial power” (Doc 3). With business booming, it was no surprise that production increase was a part of the Industrial Revolution. People always want the latest and greatest, and production increase made that possible. More and more people were able to obtain things that they needed, or even just

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