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Events in the Industrial Revolution Lead to Major Problems

The industrial revolution has many events that have occurred between 1750-1830, most of which were negative effects on the people of this time era. These negative effects are leading to big problems like: over-population, diseases, life expectancy drop, high crime rates, homelessness, low education for children, and a huge drop in the literacy rate. However there were a couple positive effects of this industrial revolution, some of which have fixed or are helping the negative points, but most of the big problems still remain. The big problems in the industrial revolution were brought about by events that occurred like child labor, the changing roles of women, bad conditions in the coal mines, urbanization, bad education, and the changing of class structure. Child labor for instance had many bad aspects and little to no positive aspects. Some of the bad effects were that children became week and sick, they were paid low wages, (only paid one shilling compared to the 10-15 shillings that men make), small children were working 13 hour days, and they were beaten if they worked too slow or were too late. The changing roles of women was a negative event in the industrial revolution. This event led to women spending long hours away from there children, they worked in hazardous conditions which led to deformity of the chest and ribs, it put them at a risk of being crippled or getting a disease, they were given few rights and were paid 12 to 13 less than men. The poor conditions in coal mines was a negative effect of the industrial revolution. The conditions were horrible because people had to work half naked, they risked lung disease, suffocation, drowning, cave-ins, and explosions. Urbanization led to many bad effects like a dramatic increase in population between 1750 and 1851, compacting farms which displaced many families, over population in cities, poor conditions in workers houses, forcing orphan...

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