The Industrial Revolution
Exploring the Industrial Revolution
What was the Industrial Revolution?
-The industrial revolution was when the people started transitioning to factory work and manufacturing instead of homemade.
-It started in 1760 and ended somewhere between 1820 and 1840
How was the Industrial Revolution Started?
-The Industrial Revolution first started in Britain and then came to the US.
-People before the Ind. Rev. would have crop lands and live on villages, with very little manufacturing.
-The main reason why manufacturing became more used was because a Steamboat was created.
-Then the Ind. Rev. was growing rapidly.
Working Class and Their Conditions
-Many people in the working class that worked in factories has been replaced with machines and some lost their jobs.
-Children of the working class started at the age of 15 working and had been paid minimal wage.
-The Adults worked 5-7 days a week and worked over half of the day.
-They felt alienated sometimes because they were also being cancelled out by the machines.
Ideas That Came Out of the Ind. Rev.
-Changed the way Child Labor was thought about.
-Capitalism was an easier way for the government to stay out of the trading system.
The Richer got Richer.. The Poorer got Poorer.
Positive Results of the Ind. Rev.
-Child Labor had ended
-There were new discoveries of technology
Do the Positives Outweigh the Negatives?
I think the positives do outweigh the negatives because there are new technologies, child labor has ended, and people found new ways to do work and manufacture.