Essay on industrial revolation

Submitted By Destinyward1997
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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in the advancement of the United States and Europe. The Industrial Revolution included many inventions of different purposes and complexity. Many of the invention shape the world around us so much that people do not even realize it. The Industrial Revolution was not the cost of society because of child labor (Reading# 11, children were beaten, Education was a challenge to population (Reading #13), and families moved from unban to rural areas (Reading #10), (Reading #19). There were many Benefits and changes in the Industrial Revolution, but there were many disadvantages that changed the way people live today. When the revolution first came to Britain and the United States there was a high demand for labor. Children were not treated well over worked and under paid for a long time. Children as young as Six year olds worked up to 19 hours a day, with a one-hour total break(Reading# 11). Also both boys and girls who worked in the factories were subjected to beatings and other hash forms of pain infliction. One common Punishment for being late or not on time would be to be weighted. An overseer would tie a heavy weight to a worker’s neck, and have them walk up and down the factory stairs. Children were working with heavy dangerous equipment. This cased injuring and killing of children. By the 1833 the Factory Act passed. This limited the amount of hours children of certain ages could work.(Reading #11) During the 1700’s of the Industrial Revolution few children received any formal education. If the schools had education and wealthy school they could afford paper and notebooks. On the other hand pooper schools made children practice the alphabet by forming letters with sticks in piles of sand. By the 19th century 9 to 13 year olds receive two hours by law of education. Six hours of education were mandatory for 5 to 10 year olds. This effectively increased the ability of children to become skilled industrial workers in the new age of manufacturing and technology. In the industrial Revolution this was a major