Industrial Revolution Kyler Luong, 7th hour

The first factory was brought by Samuel Slatter. He was a cotton spinner and left england and brought over the idea of a factory. The inventions of the transportation and communications were being made. This is how the rapid industrial began. The rapid industrial development was a curse because of the practice of slavery, child labor and facing discrimination.

The practice of slavery

Slavery was very popular back then, but it was starting to die down. Cotton was introduced to the southern and they started to make it. The rich slave owner that owned 20 or more slaves made huge amounts of money off cotton and could easily invest money on it as well. The cotton gin was invented to get the seeds on the cotton off faster and it worked, they could get the seeds out 50 times faster. After this happened the demand of slavery increased. From 1793 to 1800 it went from 3,000 bales a year to 73,000 bales a year which most slaves got.

Child Labor

Next some children were force to work in factories for families, this was called child labor. They would get yelled at by there boss and were treated terrible. They suffered from poor conditions in the factory. Some kids worked at 9 - 13 years old for at most 9 hours while kids 13-18 worked at most 12 hours . In the U.S. the amount of children employed was around 2 million.

Facing dicrimination

Women and immigrants faced discrimination while working in the factories. Many Irish moved to America because of the potato famine. There were lots of Irish men who were discriminated in their assembly lines. The women got paid half of what the men usually get paided. Many Irish women were called destructive or uncivil. Some women weren't fit for the labor.

Work cited

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