What Are The Positive Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution “The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.”(Stephen Gardiner) First of all, right of the Industrial revolution, there is a pre-industrial era and it was the age before machines help people to perform in task. The social classes of British society are divided into peasants and lords. Agricultural economy basically plays an important role in the country. Due to the absent of machines and tools during that time, the production were comparatively simple and the number of goods that were produced are limited. For instance, peasants were normally worked the land and carried out labor for their noble lord. Besides, the population of country depends on peasants …show more content…
However, industrial revolution also came with negative effects. Children and Women suffer the most extreme abuse from the factory system of the revolution. Factory owners relied on children, especially orphans for the work. These children do not get any salary for the work they did; the remuneration in basic needs was considered enough, actually it just barely enough to survive on. The working conditions for child labor were less optimistic, they need to work for long hours and also get harsh punishment. They were only paid 1/10 compare to men’s salary. According to Doctor Turner Thackrah’s research, the children who worked in Manchester cotton mills were ill-looking, small and barefoot. Furthermore, women were paid lower compare to the male workers although the working hours of both gender were the same. Women also faced the pressure of the demand for children by 18th and 19th British society. The industrial revolution led a rapid increase in birth rates, this has caused serious impact on the physical strength of a mother. It is not unusual to have more than 5 child in a family during that time. Meanwhile, women have to work after the birth of child due to certain financial reasons. However, because of industrial revolution the situation of women has changed. The revolution had …show more content…
From the pre-industrial era to the industrial revolution, there is a massive change of the British society. The new innovation in technology contributed to the advancement of industry, shipping and trade which have led to the growth of economy. Besides, there also a fundamental change of people’s living standards in 19th century. For instance, the rise of real wages, people enjoyed the increased of prosperity and the consumption of luxuries. On the other hand, the torture and hardship that certain people of society like women and children have suffered also led a further step in humanity and to shape the modern world’s society. Overall, industrial revolution benefited the overall mankind. Without industrial revolution, the development of entire human civilization will be slow or remain stagnant and we all will not have the chance to live in modern

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