The Industrial Revolution

The disadvantages of the Industrial Revolution


The effect of the Industrial Revolution changed the course of American history but it comes with two sides, the pros and the cons. The Industrial Revolution started in the 1700’s in Britain in the textile or cloth-making, industry. It eventually came to America in the mid 1800’s also in the textile making industry. While there are many pros to the Industrial Revolution, such as inventions,transportation improvements, and mass production the cons such as poor factory conditions, child labor, and long working hours outweigh these pros because they were destructive to society.


Although there are several pros, such as inventions being created, transportation improvements, and job opportunities for women. However , I feel that that the cons outweigh the pros because the cons were destructive to society. This included extreme working hours, poor factory conditions, and child labor.