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  • The Industrial Revolution started in Britain because of its large supplies of coal, iron and labor supply, there were skilled mechanics, a prosperous economy, and a stable government. 
  • Industrialization provided jobs for women in factories and it gave them the opportunity to work and get paid even though there were very low wages and terrible working environments.
  • Children at as young as five had to work in factories and worked long hours and they were used for doing dangerous things such as cleaning the machine. They also had to work in an assembly line.
  • The working class not only had to deal with poor working conditions but they also lived very poorly because they had to live in tenements that had about ten people living in them and there was no running water or a plumbing system. However, the standard of living did get better later on and it gave people comfort and basic necessities.
  • Later on, the labor unions won the right and fought for better wages, hours and working conditions. However, the middle class didn't have to worry about working or being poor because they had all the luxuries and they were more powerful and privileged than the proletariats. This shows that they were not equal to each other.
  • Overall, the Industrial Revolution impacted societies in a positive and negative way but it was a major turning point in history and it shaped the way we live today.
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