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City Life During the Industrial Revolution
Transcript of City Life During the Industrial Revolution
World History Period 7
April 28, 2010
By: Carly Wermers Beginning in Great Britian during the 1700s, when power-driven machines began to replace the work that people would do, came something called the Industrial Revolution. During the Industrial Revolution, living conditions were hard because of housing, disease, employment and more. The Industrial Revolution was just the beginning of an extreme change that has brought everything that we need daily into our lives.
Many people lived in tenements which they packed in as many people as they could causing disease to spread rapidly from one person to the next. Housing was a difficult situation during the Revolution because many people were so tight on money they couldn't afford their own homes so they roomed with other people in tenements which are rundown and overcrowded apartments.
Housing Disease Crowded houses, poor working conditions, all added up to disease spreading rapidly. Caused by contaminated water, cholera was one of the many diseases' feared by people. Thesis Fires During the Industrial Revolution, fire insurance was the least of peoples worries until they started happening. Working in factories with new machines, something was bound to happen; fires. The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City brought awarness of what damage fires can bring. "Since the Industrial Revolution began, going downstream- investing in buisnesses that will benefit from new technology rather than investing in the technology companies themselves- has often been the smarter strategy." Ralph Wanger Quotes Works Cited <http://www.localhistories.org/industrial.html>.