An In-Depth Analysis Of The Three Elements Of The Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution
An In-Depth Analysis of the Three Elements of the Industrial Revolution “If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone,” stated Bill Gates. Gates was right in that a large amount of the most populous in 1800 were in poverty and not every country benefited from the Industrial Revolution. It is quite alarming that during the 19th century, the inventors were inventing inventions to help the populous such as antibiotics and Anesthesia. However, it is ironic in the sense that the argument could be made that more people suffered from these advances in technology that was supposed to help them. For example, when the
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While there were tremendous upsides to the Industrial Revolution, in my opinion, the downsides heavily outweighed the upsides, such as: child labor, women’s suffrage, and national poverty. To begin, one downfall of the Industrial Revolution were the impact that it had on children. During this time, many people were in poverty and many families were struggling to make money. Therefore, most families at the time had their children work as well as the parents to make a little more money than they did before. At the time, there were no laws that restricted children from working in factories. Most of the time, children would be forced to work in factories, in which, caused those children to not be able to attend school, thus not achieving an education. To make matters even worse for these children, the conditions in the factories have been already terrible to begin …show more content…
Since the beginning of the human race, women were treated as property of their husbands. As bad as that sounds, men at the time also had the right to discipline their wives by beating them. Sometimes, men would beat their wives so brutally that he would actually kill their own wives. In modern days, if that were to happen, the man would be put to jail for murder charges. Centuries ago, if a man beats his wife or even killed her, would not be penalized for his actions. Also, women did not possess the right to vote. Ever since democracy was founded by the ancient Greeks in 508 BC, only the white men had the right to vote on public issues. Later on, black men were granted the right to vote in 1965. Voting, for some women, was very important to them so that they felt that they were equal to men. It was important for women to vote because when they voted, their voice would be heard on the issues that were present at that time. However, at that particular time, women had no voice in politics. Women also didn’t get the opportunity for an education. Education, especially during the Industrial Revolution, was very important because without an education, women couldn’t get jobs just like the men. The job selections for women at this time were also very limited. Young male children were given the opportunity for an education in colleges or trade schools. Women were not granted education in a

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