Industrialization

Rich Vs. Poor

Working Life

The picture on the left is the working life of poor people. Poor people had to work in dangerous conditions, work for low wages. They didn't get any benefits like health benefits. The picture on the right is a picture of John D. Rockefeller, which was the richest person at that time. John D. Rockefeller who founded the Standard Oil Company, He didn't have to work like his employees.

Housing

The picture on the left is tenements, which poor people had to live in because of the low wages they had to work for. Tenements were run down, little apartments, that are tightly crowded, they only had one bathroom for everyone that lived in that building. Tenements were the only apartment that poor people could afford. The picture on the right is a picture of John Jacob Astor's Mansion. Astor was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War. Astor was one of the richest person of his time until he die, he was on the Titanic when it sank and he died.

Lives of Children

The picture on the left is poor children in the streets of New York. When poor children tired, they mostly find a place on the sidewalks and fall asleep because most of them were homeless and didn't have no place to go and sleep. They were tired from all the work they did that day. The picture on the right is the Houghton Family, most of all men in their family were doctors, so they were rich. They had the money to buy big houses and not live in the streets. Only the men of their family had to work and the women were stay at home wife's.

Leisure Activities

The picture on the left is was one activity poor people did. They went out in the street and jumped roped. They didn't have money to go do stuff like rich people did. The picture on the right is one of the activity rich people did. They went to baseball games, they gambled on the baseball games. Rich people could do anything they want. Poor people barley had no money to do anything, they barley had enough money to get what they need.