Rapid Industrialization By Kyle stainbrook hr. 4


Rapid industrialization started in England in the late 1700's. In the 1790's a cotton spinners apprentice memorized plans for a factory and traveled to the United States and helped build the first factories. Rapid industrialization was a curse to the country. It was a curse because it increased slavery, the bad working conditions, and child labor.

Expansion of Slavery

The Cotton Gin was created in the last 1700's. It made it easier to separate the cotton and the seeds. It increased the amount of slaves in the south. Eventually there were as much cotton being produced as there were slaves and that was in the hundreds of thousands. The slaves had to do more work than before.

Bad working conditions

The workers had bad working conditions. They had to deal with extreme heat so they got dehydrated faster than if they had A/C in their work places. They had to deal with loud sounds from in and out side of the building that made it hard to focuse on what they're doing at the time. They didn't have that many breks so they couldn't write their families in other countries, their legs got tired from standing for long periods of time, and they sometimes didn't have enough time to eat lunch. They also sometimes didn't get to sleep.

Child Labor

Child labor started when adults didn't make enough money to support their families. Children got some hazardous jobs such as working in coal mines and in meat factories. Kids worked extremely long hours. They had to do something's adults did for work. They didn't get paid that much.

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