By: Katie Sokol
The Industrial Revolution was built and carried by children. The children worked in horrible conditions with little pay and sickness was carried very easily. These working children started working at the age of three. The children worked so hard for so long that they grew up so fast that they didn't have a childhood. The kids would start at such a young age so they could support their families or help pay off debt. The kids worked in large dangerous factories.The machines were large and could cause serious damage, if someone’s hair got caught in a machine it was pulled out, they would lose a finger if their hand caught in the machine and if a working bobbin got loose and hit your arm, you would lose that limb. Sickness traveled quickly in the winter. In winter the windows and doors were closed the workers were stuck in a stuffy room and if someone got sick the disease traveled from child to child quickly because of the closed windows and the no sick days. There were some very good changes that came with the Industrial Revolution but the changes were made by back breaking work carried by children.