How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect People Living In England

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Think of what people sacrificed for us to have computers, cellphones, microwaves, and electrical power to use on a daily basis. During the Industrial Revolution, which was between the late 18th and 20th centuries, people started to invent new technologies that made products quickly and more efficiently. However, children were being exploited by their bosses, England also was forbidding colonies to develop any domestic industries, and people didn’t live in sanitized areas. I believe that the Industrial Revolution had a negative effect for people living in England in that time period. According to document one, the Industrial Revolution had a negative effect for people living in England because children and women were being treated unfairly.…show more content…
They wanted to have all the resources so they would be the only ones to industrialize since they thought that resources were limited. England forbade colonies to develop any domestic industry and the government controlled colonial trade. England wanted to be in control of all the resources so they could industrialize faster and then for other countries to be at their command and be known as the ‘mother country’. They were bossing all of the countries and trying to be the top country instead of thinking of joining together to become allies. According to document six, the Industrial Revolution had a negative effect for people living in England because people who were not economically stable lived in non-sanitized areas. The people who were not economically stable had to live in slums. Slums were typically non-sanitized areas. These areas streets were unpaved, full of holes, filthy, and human excrement was usually found in the streets. These were not the best conditions for them because their river and streets were contaminated with human excrement and this caused many deathly disease that could be inhaled or
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