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Positive and Negative aspects of the Victorian Age

Some little adjustments to Catia Marino's one

Simone Irmici

on 29 September 2013

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Transcript of Positive and Negative aspects of the Victorian Age


The Positive and Negative effects of the
Industrial Revolution

Natural resources were extracted and converted into myriads of new inventions.

The late-century development of tram and trains enabled some to live in cheaper suburbs, but this also caused pollution
Woman stayed home

Some middle class women were able to go to high school and even college
Many lost jobs or had to suffer with very low wages.
The death rate was high and the terrible working conditions in polluted atmospheres had a disastrous effect especially on children's death. Pollution of air and water developed. Rivers became polluted with industrial and mining wastes.
The Industrial Revolution "dehumanized" people
The population of West Europe rose
Poverty and pressure to find work lead in Great Britain and Ireland lead to mass immigration to America by many
Farmers used efficient farming technology, created a labor supply
There is no creativity, as industries produced the same things
Big business corporations developed
Some big businesses put small scale companies out of business and tried to create monopolies of a market particular product
The expansion of the industrial system and the international trade brought many material benefits and much wealth to a minority of the population, the upper and middle classes
Urban poverty increased
Cities grew and developed as people left the farms to work in factories
Cities became overcrowded, crime increased, poor and unsanitary living conditions resulted, slums and tenements developed due to low wages paid warkers in the new capitalism system
Factory workers had no laws or unions to protect their rights in the workplace
The middle class developed
and men increasingly worked to provide solely for the family
However only middle class boys were expected to really attain college degrees and use them in the workforce
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