Great Depression In The Early 1900's

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The Industrial Revolution had many positive and negative effects of how the people felt and did with the Great depression happening in the early 1900’s. Many of the positives were because of the big booms in large cities with supply and demand. There was a huge boom in Pittsburgh due to the large steel production. There were negative effects because of all of the low working wages, the economy dropping, and the desperate needs of everyone needing money. Other negative effects were also horrible conditions in factories, really low pay, unfair working hours and some of the workers were kids between the ages of 10-16. Many people were in desperate need for money since the Great Depression happened, so everyone was looking for any job that would make any pay no matter how low. Many families were even desperate to send their children to work to afford small things like food. When people got a job at the factories, the conditions were horrifying. There were really small spaces, did not have ventilation, and the workers were breathing in many fumes and chemicals that would come from the machines. This would give them medical conditions in the future. Also the workers had a very high chance of getting severely injured and even some died. With working sixteen hours a day they barely had any rest, no proper diet, and there …show more content…

Where there were factories, there were many problems. The pollution made peoples communities filthy and the air wasn't clean. Children did not have many privileges because they worked sixteen hours a day. They had no time for school, so a lot of them only knew to read but not write, they wouldn't get the proper diet because they didn't have time too. A positive effect about this is what Faucher saw. He saw a factory town with women that were dressed nicely, he saw how houses were affordable for most people, he thought it was a very clean and neat community to live

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