Industrialization By Jarek Braden, Hr. 5

BackGround

The industrial revolution started a new era in America. It got people out of their houses and gave them the chance to work in factories. Sure the factories turned out to be gross and have safety hazards all around, it's the thought that counts though. Fast industrialization was a curse because slavery increased, when factories started child labor became a problem, and women had to face discrimination in the work place.

Increase of Slavery

Before the invention of the cotton gin slavery was on the decline. But when the cotton gin was created slavery increased drastically. There was a good thing that came from the cotton gin invention. That thing was that we were leading cotton producer. Before the invention of the cotton gin slavery was at 700,000 in 1793 to 4,000,000 slaves in 1860 after the cotton gin was invented. In 67 years slavery increased 3,300,000, and to imagine slavery was on the decline.

Child Labor

When the Industrial Revolution began not only did adults begin to work in factories but children started working also. I'm fact it was referred that the children worked. They said that it would build character. In the article Child Labor it says "employment can build character and prepare young people for careers, work that exploits children and interferes with their education is seen as a social problem. Unsafe working conditions frequently cause injuries or illnesses in children. In its most extreme forms child labor can resemble slavery." Sometimes family needed the extra income but when you put your child in danger, the child should come first.

Bad Working Conditions

Before the Industrial Revolution people worked in there house. But when the Industrial revolution began factories were made and people were forced to work in factories. So when they moved into factories they had no way to clean up the workplace. So the factories got filthy, there was possibility of sickness, and bad work time as well as low wage. "Examples of the types of issues regulated by labor and industrial law are: hours of labor, child labor, minimum wage, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, worker safety and health, disability compensation, the rights of collective bargaining by labor unions, and the social security."

Works Cited

"Steam Horse." The Illustrated London News Picture Library, 1800's. Web. 7 Mar. 2017.

“Harper’s Weekly”: black slaves working the first cotton gin. Image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/assembly/view/181816. Accessed 8 Mar. 2017.

"Cotton." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/cotton/273829#199248.toc. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.

Child labor. Image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/assembly/view/195989. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.

"Child labor." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/child-labor/273637. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.

"Labor and industrial law." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/labor-and-industrial-law/275343. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.

Labor and Industrial Law. Image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/assembly/view/171159. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.

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