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Life in the cities- Industrial revolution

This presentation shows how life was in the cities during the Industrial Revolution.

Caroline Brooks

on 13 February 2013

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What was the size of an apartment? What cities grew the most? During the Industrial Revolution many cities grew. Some cities were just being created. Manchester and Bradford were the two cities that grew the most. New York was a big city, but these two cities grew the most. How much was rent? Rent was around $10 per week. What were the Conditions in General during the Industrial Revolution The working conditions during the Industrial Revolution was very dangerous. Owners in the factories thought that people worked better when it was hot. The heat coming from the steam engines made it even hotter. People worked 12 hours or more a day. The streets were nasty and would have smog hanging around big cities.Although the apartments were sold for a low price, the could be very dirty. The water pumps could contain deadly chemicals in them and could kill many people and families because a whole street would usually use only one or two water pumps. Transportation By; Hannah Painter and Caroline Brooks Industrial Revolution
Life in the cities How many People lived in an apartment? The apartment buildings were fairly large. They held many cramped rooms though. A room was very small. Around 700 people normally lived in an apartment. It really depended on the size of the apartment. Around nine people lived in each room. Picture from: art.com What amenities were offered for the apartments When you lived in an apartment, only the rooms on the street would get light. In the apartment building there were only 6 bathrooms usually. What ways of transportation were used in the industrial revolution? During the industrial most people used trains, horses, and foot for transportation. However in the late 1800s the first automobile was introduced. When did Cars come in? Cars or automobiles were just being invented during the industrial revolution. The steam-powered automobile was introduced in 1769. The steam-powered automobile had improved since then, but was not has efficient as the automobile. The first gasoline-powered automobile was taken for its first drive in 1893. Was pollution a problem yet? Yes, it was a problem. It caused many deaths dealing with respiratory diseases. Newer Buildings How fast were they being built? Factories and apartments were constantly and rapidly springing up in cities. Why were they being built? Factories were being made during the industrial revolution so companies could make products quicker. When more factories were being made they also helped with job options. Apartments were also being made. These apartments provided more homes for more families. Many people were coming from Europe. Most of New York at the time was immigrants. Any Famous buildings? The Lady of Liberty was given to the U.S. from France. Life from villages to Factory towns Why were people moving? People moved from villages to factory towns because many of them were farmers. Bigger farmers came and sold out the smaller farmers. What did factory towns have to offer? Factory towns were basically apartments for workers at the factories. They had their own grocery stores and many other basic things you would find in a town. Thank You for watching!!!
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