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06.02 19th Century Changes - The Industrial Revolution
Transcript of 06.02 19th Century Changes - The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution had an overall positive impact on the Western society. The factories helped with the development of assembly lines, and railroads all contributed to faster, more efficient production of goods. The Industrial Revolution also contributed to problems like child labor and overcrowding, but even these resulted in positive ways as the funding of schools and the passage of child labor laws. As a result, the Industrial Revolution enhanced both economic production and the way in which people lived.
Factories were run for profit, production, and oppotunuties.The machines gave people a chance to make money by giving them a job. The factories also helped with the development of rail roads that were beneficial to exporting goods.
The demand for manufactured goods that the workers in the assembly line created provided the opportunity for the creation of many jobs. With more people working together in the assembly line production was faster so the prices for goods was lowered for consumers.
Railroads spurred the Industrial Revolution by giving them a cheap way to transport goods. These railroads didn't only transport goods they gave people a new to travel and encourage them to take jobs in other cities.The construction of railroads also provided more jobs for people looking to work.
Child labor in the Industrial Revolution resulted in children not being able to go to school and women being put in charge with the task of teaching. Their working conditions were very hazardous. and the excessive work led to a shorter life expectancy.
Urban industrialized areas were unable to keep up with the flow of new workers from the countryside, resulting in overcrowded housing and polluted, unsanitary living conditions that led to diseases. Conditions for the working-class began to gradually improve by the 19th century, as the government enforced labor reforms and workers gained the right to form trade unions.