POLITICAL IMPACT OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION


The Factory Acts of 1833 helped women and children during the industrial revolution. The Factory Acts helped limit a child's work day so they weren't as overwhelmed or overworked. The Acts also removed kids under 8 and 9 from cotton mills trying to prvent them from danger.

The Reform Acts helped enlarge electorate. They changed a few things but kept the property requirement for voting, still limiting voting to mostly a white male audience. The act didn't give full Democracy but widened the voting pool to middle class men

The Chartist Movement was failed but inspired other major future reforms. The movement demanded a lot of fair things that would be an improvement for society. Suffrage for all men was one of the requirements for the movement as well as a secret ballot. The reform was denied twice even with the abundance of signatures.

“There is but one mode by which man can possess in perpetuity all the happiness which his nature is capable of enjoying, — that is by the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of each.” -Robert Owen

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