Industrial Revolution

Nadia Norris

What was the Industrial Revolution?

The Industrial Revolution is the movement where machines changed the way people manufactured goods. The Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700s and early 1800s. England started the revolution and to Germany soon after. People did less labor with their hands and the domestication of animals. Machines made manufacturing faster and easier.

What were the working conditions like in factories during the Industrial Revolution?

Working on machines in factories caused dust to come out from the machines. When people breathed in the dust, it caused them to breathe hard, spit blood, have chest pain, and heavy coughing. People also get black lung disease.

What was Child Labor?

Child labor is the employment of children under the age of 6. Children had to run into miner caves and place dynamite into holes. Sometimes the dynamite would blow up while the children was in the caves. In factories, children worked 14 hour work days. If the children refused to work, they were whipped with a stick by the overseer.