Urbanization: A Negative Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

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Although the Industrial Revolution had many negative effects such as child labor and poor living and working conditions, the overall long term benefits of urbanization, and the advancement of new technology outweighed the negative. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, which took place between the years 1750-1914, there was a lot of change and growth in America and Europe. Inventions in the area of machinery, and manufacturing and producing goods were created which help us today. Due to advancements in agriculture, transportation, and communication, more goods were produced quicker in a shorter amount of time, more jobs were created and there was more national wealth. The world as we know it would not be the same if the Industrial Revolution had not taken place.
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Until this point, there had only been two big divisions between the wealthy aristocrats and the lower, poor working class. As new industries arose, the need for “white collar” jobs grew as well. For the first time there was a need for jobs such as bakers, insurance brokers, lawyers and shopkeepers. This class was successful and able to afford the new and cheaper mass produced items. The middle class had educated children, lived in nice homes, and were involved in the government. The more the Industrial Revolution grew, the more successful the middle class became. Another constructive effect of the Industrial Revolution was urbanization because urbanization resulted in great national income. Urbanization is the process where more of the population live in the city than in rural areas. Migrants started moving from country areas to large cities to get jobs. Countries in Europe and North America started becoming more industrialized and during this development urbanization grew. As urbanization grew, more industries grew becoming a major cause for national

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