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The Pros And Cons Of Industrialization

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Before industrialization, conditions in the workplace were not as terrible as they would become. Most families lived in rural areas and were farmers. They had the privilege to work outside everyday in the crisp, clean air. Typically, they all make their money by growing and selling their crops. They did not make a fortune, but it was enough to get them by. Farmers were basically their own bosses, so they worked on their own time. Therefore, their schedules were very flexible. However, when industrialization occurred, most of the people who were once farmers moved to urban areas and became factory workers. Their work conditions were absolutely horrendous and completely unhygienic. Unfortunately, the farmers’ once flexible schedules were turned into fourteen to…show more content…
Usually, people worked long hours and had no time to go out and explore different fun activities. Another thing that did not help them was the fact that these people had no money or electricity. Luckily, industrialization made jobs become more complex and education became mandatory. This also required people to go to college. When eight hour work days became a thing, people were able to have more leisure time. This allowed workers to have a little more freedom and go see different forms of entertainment including amusement parks and picture shows. Finally, before industrialization, people were never divided into classes. Believe it or not, 90% of people were farmers, so there was no purpose for real class divisions. However, if there were to be official class divisions, higher class would be considered the 10% who were wealthy landowners and everyone else, who were farmers, would be considered average or middle class. After industrialization, people became divided into three classes: upper class, middle class, and lower class. The upper class were the high money makers which were usually those
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