Essay about Positive and Negative Effects of Industrial Revolution

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DBQ- Positive and Negative Effects of Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late 1700’s. The Industrial Revolution was a time of new inventions, products, and methods of work. The results of the Industrial Revolution led to many short and long-term positive and negative effects. These results have been assessed from many viewpoints such as the factory workers, the factory owners, the government, and other people who observed the conditions in industrial cities. One negative effect of the Industrial Revolution was the poor working conditions in factories which were a big problem during the Industrial Revolution. Many people worked in factories, which had very tight spaces and poor lighting. Many
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This shows how people in the long-run were able to live better due to the decrease in prices of goods.
A positive effect of the Industrial Revolution was the iron production between 1740 and 1900. In 1740 the British produced only 17,350 tons of iron. The number of tons of iron they produced started to increase massively. By 1796 they had produced over a hundred thousand tons, in 1839 they produced over one million tons, in 1854 they had produced over three million tons, and by 1900 they had produced nine million tons of iron. This shows that the Industrial Revolution helped the production of iron to spur massively. At the time iron was vital in constructing trains, so the massive production of iron also helped transportation to increase and the movement of goods.
Another positive effect was the working conditions in some factories. Andrew Ure in “The Philosophy of Manufacturers” stated that the children seemed to be always cheerful and alert while working, and on their way home from the factory they were skipping. This shows that the owner of the factory must’ve treated the children good and had implemented laws within the mill to enforce beating. In the pamphlet published by the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor it states that the healthy appearance of the children frequently attracted the attention of travelers. This was due to the regulations