Did the Changes Between 1750 to 1900 Make People’s Lives Better

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Did the changes between 1750 to 1900 Make People’s lives better? The industrial revolution was a period of great change for the entire world. As the name suggests the industrial revolution is when the world became more revolutionized. This brought upon many changes to the world, the way we used it, and the way we viewed it. Many technological advancements were made during the industrial revolution, many of them which made our lives easier, but when considering this question you have to realize all the effects caused by these new inventions. Inventions such as the car. We could go to places faster in them but they also made traveling by horse obsolete and it is considered one of the largest causes of global warming today. In my essay I…show more content…
Farming was no longer the standard of living anymore and rural workers such as farmers and fishermen lived a 3rd class life, although they also could purchase many of the items produced by the factories. The people that suffered the most from the new system probably were not the few agricultural workers who remained but rather those who didn’t. A small fraction of the people who left to obtain jobs in the city made a large improvement on their lives. When most of the people left to work in the cities they had not anticipated that millions of other people would have the same idea and would also flock into a city built to be inhabited by thousands of people but be inhabited by millions. Many of the peoples standard of living actually decreased because of 2 factors. The first were the jobs they had and the second was the homes they had. Before the unions were created to uphold the rights of workers the level of the factories they worked at were quite low. Few of the people worked at jobs where they were given a bearable work load that equaled the sum of many they were receiving as a salary. Many of them lived in clusters with dozens of other workers inside a single room attic or basement that more often than not lacked a toilet. Although these new lives these former farmers led obviously had a large amount of negativity to go with it, it could
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