Industrial Revolution DBQ

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The industrial changes of the late 18th century and 19th century revolutionized English society. The Industrial Revolution was The re-organization of production is utilization of machinery to maximize efficiency. It was described by the automation from factories and creation of steam powered engines. Furthermore, the Industrial Revolution enable mass production of manufactured goods in factories. This means more goods to sell for the factory owners, and producing it would not cost as much because all the machines were automated and self-sufficient the only people the factory owners would need to pay are the overseers who manage the machine. Also, The industrial revolution increased efficiency of transportation for a long and short distances.…show more content…
He has lost his entire life due to his work in the factories. In addition, Hebergam is suffering malnutrition from the food that was provided from the factory. The malnutrition he has led to the dysfunctional body parts that prevent him from doing anything. Hebergam had to work in the poorly ventilated workspace for majority of the day which led to his lung damage and then his known death. Document 2 is Hebergam’s testimony before the Sadler Committee. The year of this testimony is unknown and Hebergam is a victim of the factory making his testimony biased. However it correlates with Document 1. Document 1 stated that the workers worked for long hours (approximately sixteen) and had one meal. Document 2 is the outcome of Document 1. Document 2 said that Joseph Hebergam has lung damage and impaired muscles because of overwork in the dust filled workspaces and not enough nutrition. The harsh conditions in the factories after the Industrial Revolution destroyed the health of the children who were forced to work there. Essentially the next generation was slowly being deteriorated after each day of factory work. They were throwing away their future after the Industrial Revolution forced them to work in the small unventilated…show more content…
Cooper: I can read, but I cannot to write. (Document 6) This supports the claim of stripping children of their education. Cooper says that there was no time for day school because the children needed to be working factories. The reason children were in factories everyday hard at work was because of the Industrial Revolution creating the . Also, Cooper and possibly many other children were unable to write but, they were literate which is a result of them not going to school.Without the ability to read or write, the village as a whole cannot advance industrially. As said before, Document 1 is not reliable on its own but, it becomes reliable because it correlates with Document 5. Document 5 is a description of a village written by the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor. In the description, the author said, “ of these there are 500 children who are entirely fed, clothed, and educated by Mr. Dale… Special regulations, adopted by Mr. Dale, have made this factory very different from the others in this kingdom” (Document 5). Mr. Dale’s village is very prosperous as it has healthy educated children. However, it is stated that Mr. Dale’s village is drastically different from others in the kingdom. This means that the other villages with factories have children that are uneducated and are not healthy. The lack of education in the kingdom’s villages prevents further advancement which will eventually lead to a halt
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