Industrial Age By:DylAn kitchen 6th hour

The Industrial Age is a period of history that has the changes in economic and social organization that began around 1760 in Great Britain and later in other countries. They question was if it a blessing or a curse because it had its positives and its negative but they were trying to decide if over all it was the right decision. I believe it was a curse because slavery increased, there was poor working conditions, and they discriminated against woman at work.

Slavery Incease

The first problem was the slave increase. Slavery increased because of the demand in worker for the cotton industries . When ever the number of industries went up the slave demand went up. When slavery went up it caused the civil war. It left many people dead all for cotton.

Poor Factory Conditions

The second reason is poor factory conditions. Some of the examples were that they had artificial light. There food had rat poop in it. They didn't have a place to wash there hands. It was was also very dangerous, for example they were locked in to where they couldn't get out even if there was a fire. Over all poor working conditions.

Woman Discrimination

The third reason is when woman got descriminated. They faced the same poor conditions as men. They also got paid less just because there woman. They worked just as hard as men, maybe even harder but it didn't matter just because they were woman.

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