Industrialization : Child Labor, Pollution, And Harsh Working Conditions

1166 Words Nov 1st, 2014 5 Pages
Industrialization was a big part of how we live in the present day. We have so much more than the people did during the 1800s. There were both positive and negatives for this, yet some were more important. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of the economic growth, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were child labor, pollution, and harsh working conditions. First, the big negative was child labor. In document four is an example of child labor because it never specifies that children were not in the factory helping. (While the children are working they are missing out on education and being healthy)(Document Four). In addition to document four, document seven is based on a Q&A with a committee member and a young woman who grow up in child labor. “What time did you begin work at the factory” questioned the committee member “When I was six years old.” said the young woman (Document seven). This young woman started working at six years old, the children are not fully developed yet, and could get easily injured. Let’s hear more of what was asked. “What were your hours of labour in that mill?” the member asked “From 5 in the morning till nine at night, when they were thronged.” the young woman said (Document seven). This was ridiculous to have a child of that age in a factor. The thing cared about was not of the age of the workers, but the help they brought to the…

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