Industrialization Of The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution is a technological phenomenon that still continues to this day, in the form of its fourth to fifth wave. Ever since the late 1700s, our society has evolved over nearly two and a half centuries, for better or for worse. However, most of the negatives then have disappeared into obscurity and the positives have only grown more and more. So while some might argue that Industrialization had primarily negative consequences for society because of child workers and the poor conditions, it was actually a good thing for society. Industrialization’s positive effects were the availability of goods, the advancements in technology and the new job market. The industrialization of all nations was important to help products get shipped to different places. For example, as The Results of Machines says, “…with an infinite number of comforts and conveniences which had no existence two or three centuries ago and those comforts are not used only by a few, but are within the reach of almost all men. “ (Document 9) Before the introduction of factories and urbanization, basic human needs like food and clothing were not accessible to the poor working class. However with the mass production of those clothes came an overflow of product, and as a result of a high demand, prices had to be decreased. With these new lower selling points, even a peasant could earn himself a decent pair of pants and a shirt. Along with this, Encarta’s artist’s rendition of an Industrial city
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