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Spread of Mills and Worker's Lives

Many people disagree about if it is better for the people that work, 80% of society, after the first phase of the Industrial Revolution. “ The experience of immiseration came upon them in a hundred different forms; for the field labourer" for British people. "And since the textile industries were so new at the end of the 18th century, there were initially no laws to regulate them." Workers also didn't need special skills to run the machines.

Lowell System vs. Rhode Island Sytem

The Lowell System hired young unmarried girls who worked on farms to work for the water mills. The Young mill workers soon were called Lowell girls by the public.The people who ran the factory encouraged the Lowell girls to form women groups on there free time. Slater hired families to work at his factory and divided the work so that it was easier and less expensive.

Labor Reform and Trade Unions

Many skilled worked made trade unions. Trade unions are "groups that tried to improve pay and working conditions." Some times the trade unions held strikes which means that they refused to work. Sarah G. Bagley was the founder of the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association. She publicized the struggles of the factory workers. People who supported it passed out pamphlets. President Martin Van Buren made everyone work 10 hours a day, but they ended up working 12 to 14 hours a day, 6 days a week.