Industrial Revolution

By Tori Sneed

The Industrial Revolution

The industrial Revolution was a time period in which machinery took the place of man. It was also the time in which the Poor Laws were enacted. One cause of the Revolution is the inventions, such as the spinning wheel, the spinning jenny, and power looms. The effects of the Revolution include the smaug that covered the city of London. The Poor Laws were documents that commissioned workhouses to take in the poor and give them a home while working them. The Industrial Revolution had pros and cons that people had to live with.

Child Labor

Child labor was common during the Industrial Revolution. It cost less than slaves, and the children had a place to sleep and food to eat. Many children died from getting smashed by turning gears in open machinery. A child could start working at six years of age. Laws were later established to prevent children from working until they were eighteen years of age. Their hours could be from twelve to fourteen hours long.

Assembly Line

The assembly line was a line of workers that had sections. Each section had one job. I can see how it would be unfair if one job was harder than the other. The assembly line did make mass-producing faster and easier.
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