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The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution

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Lee Yu Jin

on 9 April 2014

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Transcript of The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Working Class

- bad working conditions
- 12 to 16 hours, 5 to 6 days a week
- everyone worked
- The women and children were not paid
as much as men

How did the Industrial Revolution
impact society?
Population Growth and Urbanization

Two New Social Classes: The Industrial Middle class and the Industrial Working class
-child labor
-factory act
New Social Class : The Industrial Middle class
The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution

-easily trained
-1821 half of Britain were under the age of 20
- abundant supply of labor
History book : The Essential World History Volume II Since 1500 pages 467-469
food supply:
-better fed
-resistant to disease
Child Labor
Addie Laird
- 12-year-old textile
factory worker
- important : delicate touch
-gather loose cotton
William Green
- Middle class

- lived in well-furnished houses
- well educated
-spacious homes
-water supply
-fancy clothing
- women took care of children

John Collins
-coal miner

- miners important
- iron and coal
- dangerous

Population growth and Urbanizaton
Social Classes
Industrial Working class
Industrial Middle class
-2/3 were women and children
Factory Act: led to the
decline of child labor
50% of workers were women in the factories
History are us
Host: Yu Jin Lee
See you next time
- lived in the slums
- no sanitation system
- no water supply
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