Blah. asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Industrial Revolution?

How was the life of the people BEFORE the Industrial Revolution?

And DURING...?

And AFTER the Industrial Revolution...

Just some effects...thanks ;)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Before the Industrial Revolution people were mainly farmers, merchants, or trained craftsman. Husband worked, kids did go to schools and mothers maintained the household and upkeep of family structure. There was free time for families to bind and the social divide was not that great as it becomes after the Industrial Revolution begins.

    Look at today, how we live is a direct result of the Industrial Revolution. No free time, always moving, needing the best new techno gadget, no one works just 5 days a week for only 8 hours a day, mother and fathers have to work, families grow apart. Divorce is higher, there really is not family structure. and look at the huge divide between rich and poor. This is a direct result of the Industrial Revolution. Before the family was tightly bound unit, worked together and played together. Everyone socialized and everyone had chores or there jobs to do, but there conditions were not abusive. Because of the Industrial Revolution, is why child labor laws were instituted, read the book classic "Oliver Twist" children were used as a commodity in the work force like in some third world country today. So those are the affects before and after to current times. During- The Industrial Revolution started in England around 1733 with the first cotton mill. A more modern world had begun. As new inventions were being created, factories followed soon thereafter. England wanted to keep its industrialization a secret, so they prohibited anyone who had worked in a factory to leave the country. Meanwhile, Americans offered a significant reward to anyone who could build a cotton-spinning machine in the United States. Samuel Slater, who had been an apprentice in an English cotton factory, disguised himself and came to America. Once here, he reconstructed a cotton-spinning machine from memory. He then proceeded to build a factory of his own. The Industrial Revolution had arrived in the United States. The Industrial Revolution brought severe consequences to society. Factory owners, needing cheap, unskilled labor, profited greatly by using children and women to run the machines. By the age of 6, many children were already working 14 hours a day in factories! These kids had no free time to do anything else and earned low wages. Some got sick and died because of the toxic fumes, while others were severely injured and sometimes killed working at the dangerous machines in factories. Obviously, the The Industrial Revolution started in England around 1733 with the first cotton mill. A more modern world had begun. As new inventions were being created, factories followed soon thereafter. England wanted to keep its industrialization a secret, so they prohibited anyone who had worked in a factory to leave the country. Meanwhile, Americans offered a significant reward to anyone who could build a cotton-spinning machine in the United States. Samuel Slater, who had been an apprentice in an English cotton factory, disguised himself and came to America. Once here, he reconstructed a cotton-spinning machine from memory. He then proceeded to build a factory of his own. The Industrial Revolution had arrived in the United States.

    But because of the bad, it brought about laws we still use today to better, the situation that the Industrial Revolution cause, please read my sources, not enough room for them all. But socially and politiacally the affects were. The complex of radical socioeconomic changes, such as the ones that took place in England in the late 18th century, that are brought about when extensive mechanization of production systems results in a shift from home-based hand manufacturing to large-scale factory production. Although there is some discussion about its timing, the industrial revolution is generally accepted as occurring in Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The revolution was in technology—new techniques involving new machinery and new processes—but was accompanied by social and political changes. These changes, beginning in Britain, took place over a long period of time but their effects transformed society.

    Social changes occurred simultaneously. Many new jobs were created between the later 18th and the mid-19th cent. from the ever widening applications of technical innovations such as in gas-making, in the chemical industry, in canal and railway transport, and in textiles. New methods of industrial production also required many people to move to urban locations. Some existing towns such as Manchester expanded very rapidly, whilst new towns emerged, such as St Helens (Merseyside). Rapid urban growth posed many unforeseen problems of overcrowded houses, inadequate sanitation, and law and order.

    Many historians, geographers, and political economists have sought to explain the origins of the changes during the second half of the 18th cent. and why they should have occurred in Britain. The search for one main underlying cause has led to elaborate and careful studies of

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    Pollution

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