The Positive Effects Of The Industrial Revolution Of The 1800s

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The Industrial Revolution of the 1800s had numerous effects on society during those times, which were both positive and negative. It’s been debated by historians whether or not they had a greater positive than negative effect on society and vice versa. Both arguments are rich in evidence and can persuade people very easily. While some may argue that Industrialization had primarily negative effects for society because of better financial opportunities and new technologies, it was actually a positive thing for society. Industrialization’s positive effects were better financial opportunities, new technologies, and new conveniences.

For hundreds of people, mainly farmers, there were enormous amounts of financial opportunities due to up and coming
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“Our houses are better built, your clothes are cheaper, you have an infinite number of domestic utensils. You can travel cheaply from place to place, and not only travel at less expense, but travel ten times quicker than two hundred years ago” (Document 9). This quote basically gives a list of all the new technologies that contributed to the new conveniences of those times. It displays a perfect image of how much the Industrial Revolution benefited society, even though it had its cons too. As you consider all the things listed, you wonder where our society would be if it weren’t for the Industrial Revolution. Would we have the advanced technology we use today? Who knows? “...Going to San Francisco from New York City took only six days. Before the railroads, the trip took months” (Document 5). Railroads were an invention that provided all kinds of conveniences for business owners and people in regards to faster transportation. People, as you can imagine, were immensely grateful for this new system of quicker, faster, and cheaper technology. Assembly lines (Document 4) presented itself as a huge convenience for those working in the factories. Just think, wouldn’t you be happy to know that you were not alone in making a product that would take all day? A little help in the process can relieve stress on the process for …show more content…
Where would we be today without such a revolution? All the positive effects of those times carried over to today, but notice that most of the negative ones didn’t! So again, while some may argue that Industrialization had primarily negative effects for society because of better financial opportunities and new technologies, it was actually a positive thing for society. Industrialization’s positive effects were better financial opportunities, new technologies, and new conveniences. We are to be thankful, even through the tough times, for the advances that took

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