(The Industrial Revolution 145-147) According to Perry, Capitalism caused many people hardship and pain especially the working class who suffered pay cuts because machines were starting to replace human power. Factory labor was very strict and harsh to the workers, everything was done according to schedule (135). Workers spent twelve to fourteen hours a day, six to seven days a week, in the factories. Other than the harsh conditions of the factory itself the children working under those circumstances were being beaten and abused very frequently which only added to their pain and suffering. According to , the children thought that if they were not beaten regularly they would not have worked in the factory.
Child labor was a huge issue in the late 1800’s to the 1900’s. Children often worked through unfair, unhealthy, and unsafe. Children often worked hard for little pay. The children often contracted diseases and lost arms, hands and fingers in accidents and even died sometimes. Young workers had dangerous jobs like working in the coal mines.
The three innovations discussed were the automobile, the telephone, and the lightbulb. These innovations allowed travelling and the transporting of goods to be very easily accomplished, made communication between other people simpler and more efficient, and allowed for better and safer ways of lighting to be established. The automobile affected midwestern farmers by allowing midwestern farmers to be able to transport their goods to other cities or to new markets. It affected middle-class urban residents by allowing them to travel to other places more often. The automobile made factory workers have to work harder to meet the expectations of their boss because the automobile could ship out goods made from the factory more quickly.
Death inside factories was a common happening because of this . If people were working hard, long hours and stopped to take a break the worker could possibly fall asleep or lose track of what they were doing. Death happened so often, but families had to move on and keep working harder because they were so poor. A child in the Lithuanian family in The Jungle, Stanislovas, was too young to
The steam engine and locomotive had major effects on europian economy, and society. Some were good, and some were bad, as these major technological breakthroughs transformed European Society. Even today economics are present due to the impact peter coopers inventions had back then, which is why they are such big turning points in history. The railroad rapidly spread and quickly improved transportation by making it much faster. The railroad created new jobs, which made people have to move to the cities of london to find work.
Industrialization and Industrialists had many important impacts on America. The era of industrialization known as the " Gilded Age" opened up many new doors for the American people. The industrialist Andrew Carnegie had one of the biggest impacts on America by far. Carnegie was responsible for the production of steel. Steel was a much needed resource during the Gilded Age, as railroads were the most popular mean of transportation.
The Industrial Revolution, also known as the Gilded Age, dramatically emerged from the rubble of the Civil War. Small businesses began growing and soon the nation’s economy was led by a few intensely powerful individuals. Because of them, the United States had evolved to become the largest industrial nation in the world. These captains of industry boosted America’s economy, improved the efficiency of life, and gave back to others in society. The tycoons of the nation were one of the many reasons that America obtained such a strong economy.
The Clock’s Impact The invention of the clock helped to bring a massive change not only in America but other countries around the world. However, it was not until the Industrial Revolution that they began to receive popularity due to its efficiency in being able to tell when the steam train would arrive. In class, we talked about the influence trains had on time and how it impacted people to direct their schedule according to the change in time rather than looking up to the sun. Trains were a major improvement in reducing the time needed to reach a certain point or destination, and helped to bring a new type of transportation that was not only fast but efficient as well. The clock helped people to adapt to the new change and ease them in the process of getting comfortable with work from that point on.
As rural citizens were forced to move out of the country to the cities where factory and mining jobs were being advertised, the large powerful businesses knew that the best way to make money in the millions was through cheap manufacturing. This resulted in all the employees being paid ridiculously low wages and some no wage at all. Parents on these extremely low wages couldn’t afford to feed their usually many children, so children were forced into labour. They would mostly work hard, dirty and dangerous jobs in the mines and factories that no-one else wanted to do. They much too often had devastating effects on the children such as diseases, infections resulting in amputated limbs and death.
This was an extremely dangerous job and was stopped once the air brakes were invented. Another negative part of the railroad workers was the lack of payment that they received. Railroad workers made barely two dollars for a twelve-hour day. The harsh work, low pay and long days led to many angry workers that went on strike several times. The largest strike was in Baltimore and Ohio.
Being able to transport items more quickly and efficiently helped boost the economy. The steam engine would spread from the United Kingdom and beyond. The spreading of the invention shows its importance because it shows that more people needed the invention to help their country
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the American Industrial Revolution sprung up. The steel industry began America’s climb to a global leader in industry. More people were drawn to the booming economy rather than to politics. The American industrial revolution was in full gear, and most men had a hunger for wealth rather than for Congress or presidency. During this time, the railroad became a massive industry, not just for transportation, but also for production building of the railroads.
Coal mining in Cape Breton is an important piece of history, it gave many men, young and old, secure jobs. Jobs that also meant endangering their lives every day as they went into the mines, possibilities of dust explosions threatened them daily along with unknown threats to their health, breathing in the dust from the mines would build up and cause serious long term lung diseases. Taking jobs in the mines meant being put in a company town, leaving them little to none free choice of their own, also taking the job meant being paid very little which resulted in hunger and poverty among the miners, and when striking against the company for more money and more power over their own lives it resulted in extreme police brutality towards the miners.
During the Industrial Revolution people were working crazy long hours, and on top of this they had children working, and doing jobs that no child should ever be doing. The work environment was unsanitary and many people were getting sick and or dying. Although, the Industrial Revolution was sad, in the end the western civilization was able to extend their power and become more well