Industrial Revolution Dbq Essay

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The Industrial Revolution had profound negative effects on society. The Industrial Revolution was where ideas had been always new and there were improvements everywhere. During this time there were factories, railroads, machine-made goods, and many more. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of economic growth, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were child labor, long working hours, and damage the environment with pollution. The horrendous conditions of child labor were a large effect on society in a negative way. An example of this is in an excerpt from a letter by a Lowell Mill girl, Mary Paul, “I am at work in a spinning room …show more content…

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The poem from the of the Industrial Revolution called “My Boy” states,“ tis night when I am free, a stranger I am to my child and he one to me.” (Document 2) In this poem, a mother is talking about how she comes home late from her job and hardly gets to see her son. This is negative because of one does not see their child they won't be able to develop a relationship. This testimony on child labor says,” C: What were your hours of labour in that mill? B: From 5 in the morning till 9 at night, when they were thronged.”(Document 7) If one, especially a child, were to work these amounts of hours, they would be exhausted and worn down all the time. This person worked such long hours in harsh conditions that in return became deformed. “In the photo taken by Lewis W. Hine in document 8 there are children who look dirty and tired.”(Document 8) This shows that the kids are being worked very hard. They look unhappy and unhealthy. Not only did long and harsh working conditions contribute to the negative side of the Industrial Revolution, but the pollution damage did as

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