The Industrial Revolution

Why the Pros Outweigh the Cons

A Change in This Nation

The Industrial Revolution was a major event in American history whose impact changed everything about the country. However, during this era, there were dark occurrences that were overlooked, such as harsh work conditions, long work hours, child labor, and pollution. The positives outweigh the negatives because they changed America from the farming country into the country of innovation. Many inventions were created, mass production started, and many job opportunities were created, especially for women.

Putting the Cons to Rest

The Industrial Revolution did have cons, but they were at a bare minimum when considering the pros. Problems like pollution, child labor, and long work hours are outweighed by all the great things we have now, as a result of the era of industrialization.

Citations

Railroad image: http://www.monroehistorical.org/articles/files/010106_rr.html


Mass production image: http://production-and-consumption-bs.weebly.com/methods-of-production.html


Factory image: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2010/jan/09/employment-law-market-changes


Inventions and Technology of the Industrial Revolution Organizer


Inventions Website Packet


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