The Impact Of The Factory System During The Industrial Revolution?
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