The American Industrial Revolution

How it Damaged Society and Negatively Impacted America

Background Information

The Industrial Revolution began in the 1700s, when machines and workers in factories quickly took over many hand tools. This drastic change brought work to numerous people and provided most of the technology and inventions we have today. However, the negative impact on people’s lives, far outweighed the positive aspects of the Industrial Revolution.


While the Industrial Revolution provided more jobs, produced more goods, and created better forms of transportation and communication, these benefits did not apply to the average working-class person. In fact the majority of people suffered in spite of these “benefits”. While wealthy industrialists had improved lives and conditions, to most, the Industrial Revolution brought hazardous working conditions, child labor, poor health, and poverty.



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About Hana Halff

U.S history major

Specializes in the Industrial Revolution