Industrial Revolution Group Project

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Industrial Revolution Group Project Essential Questions 1.) What was life like in the new industrial city? Life in the new industrial city was basically ghetto, as rapid urbanization and the use of tenements made conditions and situations critical in the new industrial city. As the result, it led changes in farming, soaring population growth, and ever­increasing demand for workers, which eventually led more masses of people to migrate from farms to cities. It also affected the economy as payrolls, pay rates, salaries, or wages decreased as the population increases due to rapid urbanization. The rapid urbanization and soaring population also resulted in rapid spread of diseases due to the condition and situation of the new industrial city. 2.) How did the factory system change the way people worked? Prior to the Industrial Revolution, most of the people migrated from farms to cities, also known as urbanization. As majority of the people originated from farms, they were not experienced to the technological machinery used in the new industrial city, imposing a harsh new way of life on workers. As the result, workers suffered accidents from machines with no safety devices, resulting in severed body parts or even death, with the exception of the dangerous working conditions and environments with the exception of the Luddites . Women and children were employed or hired due to stereotypical reasons, however every worker was affected from the conditions and situations as rapid urbanization caused decreased wages and a increased spread of diseases. If a worker was or found to be ill or injured, they will lose their job. 3.) What benefits and problem did industrialization bring to the working class and the new middle class? Prior and during the 1800’s, there were major controversies debating whether the Industrial Revolution was a blessing or a curse. However
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