Industrialization Dbq Research Paper

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While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of the advancements in technology, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were little to no education, poor, horrible working conditions, and the use of over competition for jobs. Although the United States of America has progressed because of this revolution, it also affected many people in the most negative way possible. These three reasons have effected families’ ancestors for centuries. While considering there were many helpful, positive effects to industrialization, in the end, the negative out-weighs the positive. The first reason is there was little to no education, which effected millions of…show more content…
“As countries industrialized, they also urbanized. This was a result of people moving to cities in large numbers in order to gain factory jobs” (Document 6). With new urbanization, it gave the children little to no opportunity to be able to gain an education. Parents and even the children were going to work in factories from hours on end. In the 1800’s a girl named Elizabeth Bentley testified before a parliamentary committee investigating conditions among child laborers in Britain’s textile industry. One of the questions stated: “What time did you begin work at the factory?” Elizabeth responded with this: “When I was six years old” (Document 7). This affected her education in years to come. Many children these days aren’t able to have jobs because of Child Labor Laws which allow the forbidding of the employment of children and young teenagers, except at certain carefully specified jobs.
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