The Positive Effects Of The Revolution During The Industrial Revolution

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During the Industrial Revolution, the lives of the people drastically changed. The city of Manchester in England grew rapidly with the Revolution, and the city became a large production area. While the Industrial Revolution was happening all over England Manchester grew quickly and many issues arose with the development. The health conditions of the working areas are a large issue with the revolution especially from people who encountered the lower class areas directly. This thinking lead to reactions against the revolution because the deaths caused by terrible conditions increased. But people who realized the impact the Manchester had on England’s economy later believed the Revolution had positive results.
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Thomas B. Macaulay a Member of Parliament believed that the people’s lives were better than they were before and that they were “better fed, better lodged, better clothed and better attended in sickness”. He said people of Manchester were better after the industrialization because although it wasn’t as pretty as the old agricultural ways, the national economy was thriving (Document 3). But his beliefs about the country may have been influenced by the fact that he was a Member of Parliament, meaning that he was of a higher class, and his success directly correlated with the economy, and because he was in the higher class probably did not experience the lower class conditions in the factories at first hand. Another person who said that the cities conditions had improved was William Alexander Abram, in 1868 in his journal article he explained that the conditions had improved within the years, he explained that laws like the “Hours of Labor in Factories Act” had improved the wages and hours of factories, and also that the social lives had improved due to production of baths and other personal items. But he was writing during the Second Industrial Revolution, where there were many improvements because they realized that the bad conditions were killing the workers. Alexis de Tocqueville also believed that there was a good outcome from the negatives of the industrialization. He even said that in the “filthy sewer pure gold flows”, meaning that even though the conditions are horrible and dirty, that it was successful because the money that was being made over powered the negativity (Document 5). In Document 9 a company being granted a charter to the city also explained the positive aspects of the Industrialization saying that the industry has not been fully used and should continue to grow to reach full

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