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Industrial Revolution: Farmers VS City Worker

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Jessica Cheng

on 17 May 2011

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How was the life of a City Worker worse than the life of a Farmer from 1810 to 1850? Jessica Cheng Living Conditions and Health Problems Working Conditions Family Life City Workers Families were cramped into one room
No garbage collecting system
Bad air
People threw waste on to the streets Dirty environment led to a greater infection of diseases
Tuberculosis caused one-third of the deaths from 1800 to 1850
Cholera outbreak of 1831 - 1832
Government tried to get rid of cholera but led to even more deaths
50% chance of living Farmers Did get infected with disease, but no outbreaks
Mortality rate was lower compared to city workers
Get rid of waste in a field nearby
Cottages weren’t as crowded
Better air quality
Main water sources were a well or a river City Workers City Workers Earned more money than farmers
Hot, uncomfortable environment
Deafness and hearing problems
Dust and fumes from the machinery
No safety mechanism yet Factory owners were only concerned with wealth and did not want the workers to rise up against them
Felt that the city workers were lazy and would be unproductive if they were not properly disciplined
So working conditions in factories were very difficult
Work for 15 to 12 hours everyday
Late adults were fined or had their wages docked Working conditions worst for children
Beaten and whipped in front of the other children as an example
Hang a weight from the child’s neck for an hour
Children would die from exhaustion or from being beaten too much Government began to pass many laws called the Factory Acts
Laws weren't enforced at first
Factory Act of 1833 and 1844 were enforced with factory inspectors Farmers Work from sunrise to sunset
Plowing the fields, planting crops and lifting objects
Hot weather in summer, cold weather in winter
Earn more during winter than summer
Mothers that worked in the fields brought their children
Farming was safer than working in factories City Workers Family life was almost nonexistent
Spent most of their time in factories
Hardly any communication between family members
Women and adolescents managed to gain new freedom and independence
Led to a rise in crime rate Farmers Farmers had more time to be with their families
Proverty was much more noticeable in the city
Less crime activity in the country side Conclusion From 1810 to 1850 of the Industrial Revolution, the cramped, unsanitary housing of the cities led outbreaks of disease
Country side rarely had any epidemics with a lower mortality rate
The working conditions in factories were dangerous even though the government created laws to improve the factories
While a farmer job was laborious, it was much safer than operating machinery
City workers hardly had any time to spend with families, but farmers had time to enjoy with their children.
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