The Impact Of The Factory System During The Industrial Revolution?

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Register to read the introduction… Although their wages had increased, workers found that their quality of life decreased a great deal. The process of moving from farms and the country to the cities is called urbanization. The process of urbanization was a source of wealth for the nation and stimulated the new industries by bringing factories and workers together. However, because so many people moved into the city at one time, houses became overcrowded. The densely packed working class neighborhoods contributed to the spread of disease. Workers were paid very little and could not afford to keep themselves or their homes clean. There were no sidewalks and the roads were muddy. Houses were built right next to each other which left no room for ventilation. Also, most people preferred to live close to the factories, which meant there was smog in the air. Homes lacked sewage systems, so drinking water and wells were polluted with disease and germs. The most common diseases that spreaded throughout cities, specifically poor working class neighborhoods, were cholera, tuberculosis, typhus, typhoid, and influenza. All of these diseases were contagious and were potentially fatal. , In 1849, 10,000 people died from a cholera outbreak in three months (The British Library Public Health Timeline). During the first sixty years of the Industrial revolution, living conditions were so poor that many people had …show more content…
The Industrial Revolution caused an outbreak of new ideas and inventions. The inventions that allowed new products to be produced created a high demand which caused the economy of England to prosper. Additionally, after moving to the cities, families saw an increase in their income because unskilled workers could easily find jobs in one of the factories. Unfortunately workers were taken advantage of because of their apparent lack of skills and the large availability of people willing to work doing the same job. This created a working environment that was unfavorable especially to children and women because they were paid less than men, even for doing the same job. Workers felt they were being treated unfairly, with small wages, long working hours and unsafe working conditions. Not only did workers have poor work settings, but they had to come home after long, stressful days to unsanitary houses, which were often shared with other families. As a result, workers began to protest for better working conditions and the idea of Communism became more and more attractive. In a Communist society, there would not be a wealthy upper class or lower class workers who struggled to provide for their families, because products would be shared among the community. Many ideas, such as Communism, and machines that made work easier to manage originated during the

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