The Industrial Revolution was one of the most influential periods of our modern history. This revolution gave people the power of faster, quicker and cheaper ways of life. Since the launch of the revolution, we have formed mass production of goods, easier ways of transportation, and economic growth. While some believe that industrialization had primarily a positive consequence for society because of the mass exports of goods around the world, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were child labor, city life, and worker’s salary.
At one point in history, it was lawful, even normal, to treat employees terribly, pay them unfairly, and hire people that could do more work for less pay. This period was called the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution transpired from the mid-1700s’ to the mid-1900’s. Many inventions and improvements were made during that time, but not without a cost. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of the advances made in the production of goods, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were the unsafe environment for workers, the devastation of living conditions, and the labor of children.
With the rise of industrialization occurring during the late 19th century the conditions for laborers in any industry affected by this revolution worsened due to the demand for ever increasing efficiency. Industrialization occurring at the end of the 19th century created a degrading work environment that led laborers to unionize and demand the opposite. Along with better machinery that came with the industrial revolution, management practices also became more efficient. Due to the introduction of better machinery, the need for craft workers decreased by a margin and the need for workers without such skills increased by a larger margin (MindTap, 3.3). With the mixture of an echelon system of management and unskilled labor conflict arose and
John birley was a worker in the mill in 1849. He told his life experience in the working life in the factories. Some of the things he had said in his life experience are reasons that working families are unsafe while working in factories. In his life experience he said, “He would beat us with a knobstick, till we scarley crawl. He answered as we had been told, not daring to do any other, knowing what would have happen if we told the truth”. (The Ashton Chronicle 19th May,1849). His life experience was published on 19th May,1849. His life experience proved that the children would get beaten and were treated horribly. They were being beaten behind closed doors but nobody would've known because the workers never said a word knowing what would happen to them. Joseph Hebergam also proved that the working life families in factories are unsafe and can cause death to the workers. He was interviewed by the Sadler Committee and these are some things that he had said,¨I have damaged my lungs. My muscles do not function properly and will not support the weight of my bones¨.¨He had told me that this was caused by the dust in the factories and overwork and insufficient diet¨.¨He was cut by a machine and died of infection¨.¨There were about a dozen died during the two years and half that I was
Children had to work long hours for little to no pay. They have the chance of getting hurt,or get sick because of the conditions of the factory. They didn't get to learn even though everyone has a right to learn. In the story Mr. Coal's Story Mr. Coal mentions how the mine was “So damp that the child kept getting a new cold every day.” And in The Story of My Cotton Dress, The narrator says “I appreciate my dresses more since I know that from the very beginning,when the cotton is ripe in the hot sun,little boys and girls must pick it for my dresses, while their backs grow tired and their heads ache.”
The Industrial Revolution had many positive and negative effects of how the people felt and did with the Great depression happening in the early 1900’s. Many of the positives were because of the big booms in large cities with supply and demand. There was a huge boom in Pittsburgh due to the large steel production. There were negative effects because of all of the low working wages, the economy dropping, and the desperate needs of everyone needing money. Other negative effects were also horrible conditions in factories, really low pay, unfair working hours and some of the workers were kids between the ages of 10-16.
Picture life in 1800’s working in hot sweaty factories, barely scraping enough money to pay their rent for that month and finally having to make your own clothes. The Industrial Revolution had many effects on the people. Firstly they had produced factories which had made life better by making clothing faster and on the other hand life harder for some people since the workers lost their jobs because of the machines . Secondly the conditions of factories were cruel.
The industrial revolution took place in the 18th century and carried into the 19th century. During these times, more and more machines were introduced to replace labor by hand. Daily life was improved for thousands of people across the country. But along with these new machines came many negatives, as well as positives. In the following paragraphs, these examples will be listed.
The Industrial Revolution, although, helped us take our economy to the next level, created harsh lives for the young workers that worked in the factories. The factories were unsafe because in “History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain” by Edward Baines, it talks about how the children that worked would get eaten by the spinners and overlookers and had the same food every day while working 13 to 15 hours. By getting beaten everyday and working up to 15 hours a day they had weak limbs, making them grow inmobil and crippled. In the testimony of Joseph Herbergram, he stated that he, too, had damaged his lungs and leg muscles, couldn 't carry the weight of his own bones and became crippled. His damaged was caused by the dust in the factory
While child labor has existed for much of America’s history, it is not until the industrial revolution, where changes in perception of childhood and adolescence took place, that it is seen as a social problem; combined with deplorable working conditions, this led to reforms that were seen as necessary for the welfare of children. To understand this, it is important to know the typical lives of children in preindustrial society.
Overall the industrialization had a greater positive affect on society because of child labor. It was cruel that the kids had to work in the factories. (They worked from five in the morning until seven at night when there were other activities . Document 7)( When there were no activities going on will they were working it would be from six in the morning until seven at night. Document 7)( They had only forty minutes of lunch and had to drink water when they got the chance too. Document 7) Later a man wrote about the kids that were working for a long time everyday saying that the kids should not put up with these long hours and ages six to thirteen had to go to school to learn math and writing. This made the children very happy. However, it later change the ages six to eighteen had to go to school and learn math and reading. Less kids were dying and it had Economic growth. There were no kids dying of lung disease at a young age and there were less pollution in the air for them to breathe because they were basically in school the whole time.
The people working in these factories weren’t just adults, many of them were actually children. Children from age 4 and up were allowed to work in these factories. Most factories would have children work because they had tiny fingers and hands, and they were able to fit into tiny areas that adult hands could not fit in. These children would mostly work in cramped, dark, and damp areas; these children would not have a very long or happy life. Hard labour, and the high cost of food and other items like stuff for hygiene, made life difficult and most children did not have a long life. The infant mortality rate was also very high because of these same reasons. The children who did live long enough to start working at age 4 would on most days
“Factory life was not healthy for working class families during the industrial revolution because of people visiting factories and seeing it wasn 't child friendly”. Child labor was a part of the industrial revolution they were mistreated and overworked. Two documents [The house of lords Dr.Ward] and [John Birley newspaper article] can support the evidence we need to prove that child labor was horrible.When the house of lords asks Dr.Ward “have you observed that children in the factories have particular accidents”Dr.Ward followed with his answer “When i was a surgeon in the infirmary,accidents were very often admitted to the infirmary,though the children 's hands and arms having been caught in the machinery;In many instances the
Prior to the start of industrialization in Great Britain, most European and American societies were agrarian. Whatever manufacturing was done was done in the houses of people with basic tools. Industrialization marked a shift to powered machines and mass production. The iron and steel, textiles industries and the steam engines could be said as the three major game changers. But along with this there are ancillary developments as well that changed the economic map of the world. Both production and consumption levels increased with the shift to an industrialized society, but it also resulted in grim employment and living conditions for the poor and working classes.