Essay on The Three Elements Of The Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution
An In-Depth Analysis of the Three Elements of the Industrial Revolution “If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone,” stated Bill Gates. Gates was right in that a large amount of the most populous in 1800 were in poverty and not every country benefited from the Industrial Revolution. It is quite alarming that during the 19th century, the inventors were inventing inventions to help the populous such as antibiotics and Anesthesia. However, it is ironic in the sense that the argument could be made that more people suffered from these advances in technology that was supposed to help them. For example, when the United States was in the process of building the Transcontinental Railroad the United States required workers, the United States decided to use Chinese immigrants to undergo dangerous jobs ultimately killing many. While there were tremendous upsides to the Industrial Revolution, in my opinion, the downsides heavily outweighed the upsides, such as: child labor, women’s suffrage, and national poverty. To begin, one downfall of the Industrial Revolution were the impact that it had on children. During this time, many people were in poverty and many families were struggling to make money. Therefore, most families at the time had their children work as well as the parents to make a little more money than they did before. At the time, there…

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