Urbanization In The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution
Progress in technology and economy led to big changes in society during the industrialization. The industrial revolution started in Britain at the end of 17th century, and caused increasing population, wealth and power. How was the working conditions for, people and children? How was the living conditions for the less wealthy? What caused the urbanization? How did the industrial revolution affect the public health and life expectancy? What was the emerging middle class, working class families and the role of women?
The working class in the industrial revolution consisted of 80% of society in Britain. People had left the farms and started their new life in the city in the beginning of the industrialization. Many people
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These houses had incredibly harsh conditions and could compare to that of a prison. Families was separated and forced to work every day. Despise these conditions, more people became desperate enough to become a workhouse inmate.
When people from the countryside moved to the cities, it started the urbanization. This created new industries that made the growing cities a source of wealth in England. However, urbanization also had negative effects. The working-class neighborhoods were filthy, with no ventilation between houses that were badly constructed. This caused problems with the public health.
The public health in England was incredibly bad in the first half of the 19th century. Things like overcrowding caused fast spreading of diseases. Horrible sanitation by lack of sewage systems, toilets and clean water made people easily get cholera, tuberculosis, typhus, typhoid and influenza. Garbage from the household were thrown into the streets, and the air was filled with black smoke from the factories. The open sewer was not stopped before 1875. The public health act declared that a new sewage system was to be built, with rubbish collecting and health
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Hard and dangerous working conditions, the poor had to live in horrible poorhouses, filthy neighborhoods littered with garbage and filth from the sewer, causing the public health to worsen during the urbanization. Because of this spreading of disease by overcrowding, caused many people to die. Some of the more positive changes however was the emerging middle class, where workers built their fortunes from hard work that got people from the lower class better status in society, and the growing wealth caused by new factories in the urbanization. Some of the sanitation problems however got better after the public health act in
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