Inevitable Industrialization In Britain

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The inevitable industrialization of Britain greatly impacted the way society behaved, having more resources at hand proved more sufficient for the economy, and changed the way individuals and groups lived their lives. This amazing new process, in which goods could be produced at speeding rates, caused a great watershed in the lives of women, children, and men, and proved to change the economy rapidly.
Prior to industrialization, which engendered during the late 17th century, the lives of many people in Great Britain were monotonous and redundant since merchandise was manufactured in their homes, and in result missed the basic needs in life. Before the presence of machines, people used “hand tools or basic machines... to produce the bulk of
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Many children were largely affected by the Industrial Revolution, especially those who came from poverty-stricken families as it gave them new job opportunities. Many children worked in new industrial factories because they were more smaller than the average man, and in fact “In 1789, in Richard Arkwright’s new spinning factory, two-thirds of 1,150 factory workers were children” (Effects of the). The children that worked at industries could easily maneuver through machines, and if anything happened with the machines, they could repair it with their small arms. This was the dark side to the revolution as they put children in life threatening situations just to accumulate wealth. This proved how the industrial revolution was being abused. Since most impoverished children worked in factories, they did not really have a supply of food and as a result “25% to 33% of children in England died before their 5th birthday” (1). The industrial revolution had no rules, laws, and regulation which meant that anyone could abuse its power and get away with it. At that time, wealth was the main motive of many people. Since industries were popular, owners allowed for many skilled and unskilled workers to join their platform, and women saw this as an opportunity to resist male-oppression. Realizing that they had an opportunity to take a break from housework, “...women started working in the factories and mills. This had advantages for both employee and employer. Women got a glimpse at a life outside of the traditional domestic ideals and submerged themselves into the workforce” (Ferreira). Most of what women had previously experienced was mainly domestic, so many began to join the workforce to witness life outside of their homes.. Roles for women were primarily imposed by the industrialization since most men went to work. Women were expected

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