Life Of Industrial Workers...

Life Of Industrial Workers...

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  • Prior to the Industrial Revolution, a majority of people lived in urban areas and farming were there jobs. This was up until tools were being invented such as Jethro Tull's seed drill and the dutch four crop rotation system. New farming methods were introduced which resulted in the loss of many jobs.
  • Many farmers and their families had no choice but to move to the rural areas and begin working in factories.
  • Due to new farming methods there was an increase in food and an increase in jobs in factories and coal mines.  But, working conditions were both hazardous and unfair.
  • Although women were sent to work and they did get paid, they did not receive as much as the men did. The work days were up to 16 hours long and they would have to return to their tenements and do housework
  • Many children began to work as early as age five. Children worked in coal mines where they opened and closed the trap doors along with collecting coal. They worked the same hours as adults and were paid less due to their lack of knowledge and young age.  Many factory and coal mine owners preferred to hire kids.
  • Overall, Industrialization had many negative and positive impacts on people's lives and the way we do things now in the future. 
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