life during the industrial revelotion

Topics: Industrial Revolution, Socialism, Factory Pages: 3 (914 words) Published: December 11, 2013
Year 9 Essay
“Life during the Industrial Revolution was hard”
Do I agree?
The Industrial Revolution was in Britain during 1750-1900. Britain in this time was ruled by one of the weakest monarchs King George II but also one of the longest reigning monarchs, Queen Victoria. This period is called the Industrial Revolution as many inventions were made during this time. Some historians think it was a positive time to live, this depended if you were a man or woman as men had the upper hand by having more rights, such as being able to keep the money they earned. If you were a Capitalist you’d make more money than a Socialist, and more inventions such as; the camera, flushing toilet and telephone made even more luxuries so it was a more relaxing life. Other historians think it was a difficult time to live because if you were a woman you’d have fewer rights such as not being respected if you did not get married. Work was difficult for the average working family with very low payment. Public health was also an issue. The Industrial Revolution was a difficult time to live in because; most of the population were poor meaning children became a normal sight to see working in factories, women had little rights, and public health was a big issue as waste covered the streets and diseases like Cholera were spread through dirty water. The table below shows points whether life during the Industrial Revolution was difficult or positive time to live. Points supporting the statement that it was a difficult time to live during the Industrial Revolution Points going against the statement that it was not a difficult time to live during the Industrial Revolution 1)Most children did not go to school

1)Transport was good with cars &
trains
2)Women could not vote
2)People like Edwin Chadwick were
making ways to improve public
health
3)You had to pay for dirty water
3)1848 Public Health act
4)1 toilet (a hole in the ground) for
200-300 people
4)Socialists...
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