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Post  Belinda K. on Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:57 am

The Industrial Revolution was a period of time where mass production and mechanist labor have took over. The Industrial Revolution spread throughout Europe and even the Americas which created a large amount success for the working countries. New technologies made work more efficient, it created mass production which made the owners very wealthy. These benefits came with a cause with the factory workers.
Even though the Industrial Revolution was such a success it had to do some sacrifices. Low class people like farmers had no jobs or anyways to make money after the enclosure movement, they had to move into the city to get work and provide for their families. Factories where places where most of the low class people would work; workers where obligated to work 12-14 hours a day and were only paid for less than a dollar a day. Factories were a very risky and dangerous work especially for children; most of the children would work starting with the age of 6. Since the payment was so extremely low every part of the family would have to work to provide the family. Children where useful for factories because they could fit in places where adults couldn’t, they were also very easy to manage and control and also the owners had a reason for not paying them as much money as the adults. “But the overworking does not apply to children only; the adults are also overworked.”
Not only were children made to work they were also abused, but this goes for every man and women. (Quotes) For every mistake they made they were punished very harshly no matter what gender or age. Working in a factory is a very risky place to work, especially for children, if any of their workers was got hurt during work the owners didn’t do anything about it until further years later where they called it “Workers Compensation”. This is an agreement for every man, women, and child if any of them got hurt during work time the owners would pay for the damaged caused.

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Post  CicelyS on Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:10 pm

This was a really great response, I agree with your point of view as well. People suffered so much in the factories it's truly awful. No human should ever be put through that kind of hard work!
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