Sam Patch Research Paper

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In 19th century American the only way to became famous is to involve by fighting in a war or having a top political rank. In this case, many people have been overlooked in the American history. Sam Patch is one of those that has been deemed as an unimportant piece of American history who now live forever through his book which is filled with the background of early industrialization revolution. Sam was born in the 1807 and grew up in Pawtucket Rhode Island. When he was a boy, he worked as a spinner in a textile mills and became famous for his jumps. Sam learned his leaping abilities with other factory boys at the Blackstone river in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. His famous jump was his first jump at Clinton bridge at Passaic as a protest what Timothy Crane had done which first get him…show more content…
Mortality rates were decreasing rapidly. This was not only an effect of the poor living conditions, but also of the high pollution that was being created by the factories. Conditions for adult and children in the factory during the Industrial Revolution were unrelenting in its enforcement of tough rules, long hours and its unsanitary and, sometimes, dangerous environment. According to author, the mill work that Sam and the other children did was dangerous nor particularly difficult. Children of the Industrial Revolution perhaps suffered more than the adults also “some of the children had their hands terribly lacerated by the carding machine”. Owners realized that children were easier to train and control and they were forced to work as young as eight years old. They worked for many hours in factories and were denied their education. At such a young age, education and the support of family would have been instrumental in the development of such an impressionable mind. The innocence of what it means to be a child was exploited by the business owners who wished only to gain more

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