The Social Impact Of The Industrial Revolution

Industrial Manchester from Kersal Moor (Painting by William Wylde, 1851)

During the industrial revolution the living conditions were very poor most of the people lived "the slums" which is a cramped apartment area that the poor lived in.

Disease spread quickly because of the lack of medical care for the people.  There was often not enough room because the majority of the population was the lower class.

The working conditions of the industrial revolution was very crowded.  The pay was not good considering the hours the worked.  People got 8 to 10 dollars a week for sixteen hour days six days a week.  Women got about half the pay of men.

children got less than ten cents for fourteen days of work.  kids were use for unskilled jobs, and had to work long hours.

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