The Industrial Revolution : The Positive Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

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1760, that was the day machines began to run Manchester, then the rest of the world. The shift from hand field labor to artificial labor done by machines is what we like to call the Industrial Revolution. Which is the reason why we have many of the electronics we do today. Inventors, machinist, tinkers, and engineers had the world at their fingertips. While the Industrial Revolution had may positive impacts, it had disastrous effects on all people working there and living around the factories. In William Cooper’s testimony before the Sadler Committee in 1832 he stresses that as a kid he had to work at the factories 16 hours a day. According to the passage in Document
#1, William Cooper had to work 16 hour days, and because of this he could not attend day school. Cooper only had one break a day, which was only forty minutes long. He is not the only child who received this type of treatment. This effect of the Industrial Revolution was definitely negative because children did not have enough time to be children because they were too busy working. They most likely come home to tired to do anything, their day is basically over with. Cooper started work at five in the morning and stopped at nine at night. If people working were not awake and attentive, they were strapped. If you worked at a factory in the 1700’s you could possibly get your lunch break taken away, free will, or your life. An excerpt by Joseph Hebergeman to the Sadler Committee in Document #2 states the grim
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