Industrialization Dbq Essay

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Industrialization had a massive toll on America and Europe. Industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one, involving the extensive re-organization of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because there were many job opportunities, although it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were that the children were forced to work so they could help out their families, air and water pollution, and horrible working/living conditions. One of the tolls industrialization took was that children were being forced to work.…show more content…
“In the Encarta’s artist rendition of the early industrial plant it shows the air being polluted by smoke from a textile factory” (Document 3). That factory produces smoke, and too much smoke can kill off plants and animals. Not only does it destroy wildlife, but it also endangers the people surrounding that factory. “Not only does the In the Encarta’s artist rendition of the early industrial plant show air pollution, but the leftover chemicals used to make the textiles are more likely being put into the water causing the wildlife to die” (Document 3). The water that is being polluted can kill off fish and all the fish will be gone and the fishermen will be run out of business. That water can also be the water that people drink; there were tons of chemicals in it and for people to drink it would be deadly. “In In the Encarta’s artist rendition of the early industrial plant air and water pollution are a key factor, however that factory is in the middle of a town; the noise ‘pollution’ fills the air and can annoy the residents” (Document 3). That factory was placed right in the middle of a town. The noise from all of those machines could keep workers awake at night and then they won’t have as much energy for the next day at work. Not only does pollution hurt people, but poor living conditions and working conditions also damage them just as
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