Industrial Revolution Kaylin Hink hour 4
Industrial Revolution; The transition to new manufacturing process in the period of about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. During the Industrial Revolution, not many men worked in the mills because they already had jobs, so women stepped up to the plate. Women from all around the United States moved from small towns to big cities just to have a job. Even if these jobs were hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their families, it didn’t matter. If these women were fifteen or even their and had all four limbs and were in good health, they were hired. In the factories, women ran all the machines. The hours were long, the pay sucked, and the boarding homes were inadequate to live in. For the longest time, wool was where its at for clothing. But, then people eventually realized, wool was itchy, hot, and heavy. So most wool factories switched from wool to cotton or stayed a wool factory and nearly went out of business. After the cotton clothing and fabric advancement, factories started using a steam pressure system to run the machines instead of a water wheel. After this happened, factories could finally move away from rivers and then moved all over the United states.