Industrial Revolution Comparison Project The majority of the children that lived during the Industrial Revolution had it bad due to the immense quantity of work that was put upon them. They were thought of the ideal workers because they were easily intimidated and factory owners didn’t have to pay much to children. They suffered and strained through poverty and poor economics sentenced them to a harsh life of work in terrible conditions. They also dealt with abuse as a daily conduct and their working areas were incredibly dangerous and suffered greatly due to the pollution in the air that they breathe. Although the lives of children were unquestionably horrific, they were eventually given rights and laws to assist lighten the load on their
Most people who worked in the factories lived in the factories which had little living space, lack of proper ventilation and lack of proper hygiene (Wikipedia). Due to the poor living conditions and overcrowding people were subject to health issues and death related from communicable diseases. Along with the poor living conditions, hunger and malnutrition were common during this time. Labor laws did not exist. Workers worked long hours without breaks and children were also subjected to these cruel working conditions as they were often put to work alongside their parents.
In picture A, its showing children with lost limbs while at work. This means the factories they worked in were very dangerous. In Document J, it's an interview between the interviewer and a child who works in a factories. The child had said he worked from 6am to 8pm and if he was ever late, he was severely beaten as he said. Children worked long hours, not adults but children and they received consequences for just being late.
The fact that around 40 percent of the miners are children is awful. The miners who were adults would not do anything because all this work was so they could help their families survive. 19 percent said they had seen a child die on an artisanal mining site. 87 percent experienced body pain, and many had been injured. 67 percent reported frequent or persistent coughing.
Jake Stadtlander Mr. Pachuta World Studies 15 May 2013 Industrial Working Conditions ` The life of people in the mines or factories in the early 1800's was very harsh. They work very long hours and in poor conditions as well. These people were also not paid very well. They were paid well below minimum wage in correlation with today. Kids, starting at very early ages, worked as well with no remorse for them.
Children are working long hours in unsafe working conditions to help support their family from a very young age. These children are the ones we need to keep our country going once we have all perished. However, we are putting them through such hardship that many of them will die before they turn 30 due to health conditions and diseases caused by working so young.Young boys are working in coal mines breathing in toxic air for hours at a time. Accidents are not uncommon and sometimes cause fatalities while working (Doc B.) If we are relying on these children to run our country in the future, why are we putting them in such harsh environments and harming them?
The working conditions were horrible, since commonly men and children have to work for long hours a day with little pay. The healthy conditions of the factories were low, and the chances of children dying were high since they were needed to fit through the machines to operate and turn it off. If the child fainted or fell asleep in the machine well let’s just say it's not a pretty picture, but it was what happened. The Industrial Revolution was a major change in the nature of production in which machines replaced tools and steam and other energy sources replaced human power.The Industrial Revolution began in England in the middle 1700s. During the Industrial Revolution, workers became more productive, items were manufactured, prices dropped,
Immigrants worked in sweatshops that were dangerous. Many immigrant workers were killed and injured (OK). Even young children worked in these dangerous factories (OK). Reformers and Progressives got laws passed to prohibit child labor. They also got a minimum wage set for women (Document 3).
Families moved from rural areas to the newly industrialized cities to find work. Once there, things were not as great as they dreamed they would be. In order to survive, families had to have everyone in the household working. This led to the epidemic of child labor with children, as young as six years old, working in harsh conditions for long hours in factories or coal mines (Dunlop, 1912). Young children could be hired to do the same jobs as adults for much less pay and could often fit into places adults couldn't.
One of the major negative effects of poverty to children is that they tend to dropout from school. Student dropouts lead to child labor because most of the children need to work in order to survive and help their families. Here in our country, there are kids who spends hours collecting trash in the dumpsites which they sell to junkshops. There are also indigent children who tend to steal things and money just for the sake of surviving. For the past years, there are many cases where children, at an early age steal things from other people.