The Industrial Revolution was a major part of history. The Industrial Revolution started in England. During this time period, it created a new way technology was created and used. They founded many machines to produce goods and there was a major mass production. Some people didn't like the Industrial Revolution, like the luddites because they lost jobs from the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution also helped to save kids from working in factories at a young age, by creating child labor laws. The Industrial Revolution had a major impact on society in these small towns. They founded the steam engine that will help ship goods to places and move up the river. Was it all fun in games living back in the Industrial Revolution. The causes …show more content…
Disease was very common back during the Industrial Revolution. The most common disease during this time was cholera, which you would get from drinking badly contaminated water. This disease was made from all the disgusting items that were going into the fresh water, which if you drank it. It would later get you sick. If you worked in factories and mines during this time, you could have a possibility of getting white and black lung. The cotton factories were the most dangerous, with children getting much sicker in these factories than the ones in the manufacturing factories. These children's hands were getting stuck in machines and 47 out of 106 children have gotten injured, which is almost one half (doc 1.) Michael Ward was a doctor, helping all the injured children. When he was a surgeon, he saw infirmary accidents, like having hands or arms being caught in machines. He visited 3 factories with Dr. Clough of Preston and Mr. Barker of Manchester and found that they had to gasp for air after not being inside these horrible factories for 10 …show more content…
They found new medicine to cure diseases and limit child labor laws so children under a certain age wouldn’t have to be forced to work. This new medicine would help children not suffer from smallpox. Smallpox was a disease that would spread like a wildfire that would make your skin itch and turn all red. The creator of the smallpox vaccine was Edward Jenner. There were about 1500 inhabitants who worked in the mills. Of this many there were 500 children, who were all dressed, fed and educated. The other lived with their parents and had a weekly allowance. Out of all the 3000 kids who worked in the mills, it showed that only fourteen had died. That is one out of every 214 children. This was a great way to show how the child labor laws have improved the system of children working. It created a save place for children to work. They got limited hours too, so they weren't working 24/7 anymore. (doc 3) Mr. Dale had created a way to educate people and teach them, which was like a school for people who worked in factories. The child labor laws, law was a great law to add during the Industrial
The industrial Revolution was one of the most important revolution in the history of mankind. It made it possible for today's technology. What was responsible for the industrial revolution? There was three major points that help the boost of technology in Britain. One was the easy available coal that could be obtained easier than most other countries.
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
The events that led up to the Industrial Revolution played an important role in how its events played out. One of the biggest events is the British Agricultural Revolution, which introduced machines to automate farming. Also, population growth contributed to the Industrial Revolution because of the new need for miners to collect Iron and Coal. Iron was used in machines that automated tasks, and coal fueled those machines. The Industrial Revolution lasted from the late 1700s to the late 1800s and in that century there were massive improvements in technology, agriculture, and communication.
The Industrial Revolution was a time of exponential growth in factories and agriculture through mechanization. Great Britain was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, beginning in the late 1700s till the mid-1800s. The mechanization of farming made growing crops more effective and efficient. Therefore fewer people were needed in agriculture and were forced into urbanization to find work. Cities population drastically increased during the revolution due to the immigration of rural workers.
After analyzing the documents it is safe to say that it was less common to find a factory with harsh working conditions and more common to find a factory with adequate conditions for the working class. Document 3 describes an excerpt from Andrew Ure’s book about manufacturing from 1835. It mentions how “I [Andrew] have visited many factories… and I never saw a single instance of corporal chastisement [beating] inflicted on a child. They seemed to be always cheerful and alert… they saw no trace of it [exhaustion]’. The factories that Andrew Ure visited did not have okay conditions for working children, they had great ones.
The Industrial Revolution and what came of it is the reason that the world and economy is at the spot it is today. Before the industrial revolution the world looked pretty much the same all throughout history. During and after the revolution the world looked very different. The industrial revolution not only changed the dynamics in family life and work life but also shifted the power between countries, it also caused the world to be the polluted place it is. Studying the Industrial Revolution helps us understand how humans got to where they are today.
This helped put child labor laws into place and limit the age of working children. Through this, children were more protected from dangerous machinery and were able to have more time at home with their families. Though this Factory Act did not fix everything in the Industrial Revolution, it did help lead to solutions to some major issues during this
Young children were often forced to work long hours in factories, often under dangerous and inhumane conditions. Many children were required to operate heavy machinery and work with dangerous chemicals. The long hours and grueling work took a toll on the children's physical and mental health, and many suffered from injuries, illnesses, and premature death as a result. “The long hours of these children working in the hot sun,” is a quote from document C that supports my claim. First and foremost this shows what kind of treatment the children were subjected to.
The industrial revolution was really important because it was the start of machine made items and machine operating systems. “It brought greater volume and variety of factory and produced goods” (Industrial Revolution). It made self operating steam trains, so workers did not have to do the work. “It raised standard living for many people” (Industrial Revolution). It made the trains easier to work, but the workers would get paid less, for doing less work.
The Industrial Revolution brought about significant changes to the workplace. In Document 1, Thomas Bernhard describes the working conditions of children employed in Mr. Dale's cotton mills. While children in other factories faced harsh working conditions, Mr. Dale's factory had special regulations to protect the health and morals of those under his protection. Out of nearly 3,000 children employed in the mills from 1785 to 1797, only fourteen have died, and not one has been the object of judicial punishment.
Through a physician's point of view on Document 2 he describes the physical condition of the manufacturing population in the North-eastern District of England, where children about five years old are sent to work thirteen hours a day, and children between nine and eleven years old work for fifteen hours. The effects of such labor
Many people also lost their jobs due to health conditions. The factories that people had to work in were dirty and neglected. The factories were unexamined so they did not have to make it safe. Dangerous machines were lined in tight spaces with many people working on them. Workers did not have any protection and wore inappropriate clothing for their job.
Factories were not the most sanitary places to work especially for an innocent and fragile child. Children were exposed to many different illnesses while working in factories. They worked for such long hours without any proper ventilation. There were minimal breaks but very long shifts. In factories, many fatal accidents took place involving children.
The educated people were serious about the situation of children being forced to work however the voices against this was never risen. The industrial bosses isolated the workplace from the access of journalism and photographers, who they thought could possibly cover the issue in national media and the government would be forced to take the action against it. The image by Lewis Hine which displays the terrible situation of children standing over the functioning machine to get the work done is heartbreaking (The History). The picture is enough to say about the working condition and the safety measures of the contemporary situation. The children who worked on factories had to work 12-18 hours, six days a week for a dollar or often they need to work as long as work is not accomplished.
The man is making the kids work extremely hard for his own selfishness and the gain of monetary wealth. To conclude, the Industrial Revolution was a big event in history. The positives were that kids were fed, educated, and clothed. The downside of Industrialization was the appalling machine injuries that would happen to children and adults. The Industrial Revolution was a bad era in the late 1700s.