The Working Man In The 1800s Research Paper

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Vinnie Demore
Professor Marzi
History 1050-02
23 September 2016
The Working Man During the 1800’s The industrial Revolution was a big change in history. It began in England in 1760’s to about 1840. During this time England’s population was growing and the textile industry couldn’t keep up by hand. All clothing and household materials like towels and blankets were made out of cotton. Since the population was growing so much and the demand for cotton was high, the industry knew that by hand they couldn’t keep up. “People produced the bulk of their own food, clothing, furniture and tools. Most manufacturing was done in homes or small, rural shops, using hand tools or simple machines” ( Staff). Great Britain created factories next to
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The working class didn’t just want their pay to be higher but for the conditions like the safety to improve. The communist movement allowed the employees of this time to have hope that things could change, which they did. Since children were working by the age of 7 they wouldn’t be able to get an education anymore. They had to work in factories and operate simply machines or carry hot glass for 50-70 hours a week. These children came from poor families that needed their children to work for the little money they would make to help out with the family. Nobody wanted their children to work and to not be getting an education so things had to change. Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto so that the world could hear what he has to say about how owners of the factories and business men could become rich. The Communist Manifesto let the employees see that they needed to start a group (Unions) to be getting the benefits they wanted. They got higher wages, better conditions, and got their children out of the factories and back in school. The Communist Manifesto said “Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children 's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production…” (Longman World History). This got the young children …show more content…
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