Industrial Revolution summary-Taylor Boeke- Hour:5

All over the United States inventions and improvements were happening. For example they made new machinery for making clothing. The invented a faster more efficient way of making wool into yarn the weaving all that yarn into cloth. With all the new machinery they needed a surplus of workers. The growth in jobs increased dramatically when factories were built. Even, children worked at the factories to make a profit for the family, but working in a 20th century factory was not pleasant. Besides the harsh conditions, long hours and low wages, people got injured, especially children. With the fast moving machinery you always had to be alert and aware of your surroundings. Children had to reload the bobbins in the spinning wheels while the machines were still running. Women had to be very attentive because the wore long dresses to work and they could easily get caught in the machine. If they did get caught they would have to yell for help and try to rip it out before their body got caught also. Most people lost limbs in factories and sometimes died because of how bad the injury became. Once a factory worker got injured the workplace would fire them. Without an arm they wouldn't have done any good so they let someone better in. During this time they didn't have safety laws passed do injury was more likely to happen.  Today we have the OSH Act,  the employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. This would have prevented the injuries that have taken place in the 20th century during Industrial Revolution.

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