The Industrial Revolution
By: Khail Volhov
There were many inventors in the Industrial Revolution time period, and they each had there own unique inventions. One of these people was Eli Whitney who invented the cotton gin to speedily sort seeds from raw cotton.This helped produce cotton product, but it also made the slaves needed for farms. Another well known inventor is Thomas Edison who found out how to make a light bulb powered by electricity.The light bulb was able to last longer and shine brighter than a candle. One last inventor was James Watt who made the modern steam engine. It was used to power machinery in factories, and power trains to transport people and goods. To learn more about the inventors in the Industrial revolution go to http://americanhistory.about.com/library/charts/blchartindrev.htm
Child labor was common in the industrial revolution especially for the poor. Kids were forced or chose to work long hours with little pay. This was probably one of the downfalls of the Industrial Revolution. Kids sometimes as young as age 6 had to go work in factories with large heavy dangerous equipment. Most children were given very little pay and barely any brake which wasn't good for their 15-19 hours of work.
The Industrial Revolution was filled of good and bad situations. Some of the bad being lots people were in poverty (poor) and had to work in factories. Most of the people would have rather died the to have to work in these factories for long hours and little pay. Not only that but little kids were forced or chose to work in these places so their family would have money. Their were lots of illness and disease because of all the pollution. Some of the good things were that it was a giant step up in industry. Many of the inventions that we still use to this day are just modern versions of things they made during the Industrial Revolution.