Social Impacts

Industrial Revolution

Urbanization is the population shift from rural areas to urban areas. The growth of production apart from agriculture increased urban population. Migrants flocked from the countryside to urban centers in search of work. This pattern repeated itself in continental Europe, the US, Japan, and the rest of the world.

The Living Conditions were terrible during the Industrial Revolution. Many citizens moved to the cities for work. 5-9 people lived in a single apartment. More people got sick because disease's spread rapidly and there was a lack of medicine, which caused more deaths.

Child Labor was terrible. Young children endured harsh working conditions. They worked about 10-14 hours everyday. Children started working as young as 3. Factories were dangerous for small children. They snagged on clothes, body parts, and resulted in deaths.

Working Conditions were just as bad as everything else. Wages were low, people received $8-$10 dollars. The only light in factories was the sunlight streaming through the windows. Machines spit out smoke and resulted in many accidents.

Map of Great Britain During the Industrial Revolution.

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