How Did The Industrial Revolution Dbq

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During the Industrial Revolution, some people's lives were made easier because they had made a fortune from the railroad, or by owning a factory. While for the most part, the lower class citizens lives were made much more difficult, even though they made up the larger part of the population. They had to deal with problems such was low wages, poor sanitation, and long working hours, all enforced upon them by these wealthier few. The Industrial Revolution did not improve the lives of the british people, because of bad living conditions, a rise in the death rate, and a younger working age.
The living conditions within poorly maintained cities, such as Manchester, caused for close to un-liveable areas. With “heaps of debris, refuse, and offal” everywhere, and “a stench which alone would make it impossible for a human being in any degree civilised to live in such a district,” many saw this part of town as uninhabitable. (Document 4) But officials had tried to hide this part of town away from the railroad so that visitors would not be disturbed. They had hidden it “so secluded that way it could not be found without a good deal of trouble,” because they did not want visitors to be disturbed, and be motivated not to come back, or make the city their permanent residence.(Document 4) People in that part of Manchester were not given the things that they needed in order to live a healthy life, they had not sanitation
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All of these were causes that created a bad time period for the life of the british people, in a time were so many were prosperous, the vast majority, the poor, suffered the worst. Much like in America during the great depression, the very few at the top got so rich they could not see straight, while the vast majority, because everyone was made poor, suffered so greatly that there was no