Why was Rapid Industrial Development a Blessing By lucas wright Hour 2

We have had many inventions like the lightbulb, the computer, but what about the inventions during the industrial revolution? People have been famous for multiple inventions even back then. We are questioning this subject because rapid industrial development led to many inventions that made it easier to do multiple tasks. Some of these inventions like the cotton gin which made it easier to remove seeds from cotton, the looms which woved cloths faster than hand. But their are some reasons that tindustrial developnent is a curse because factories we unsafe and it was easy to get extreamly hurt. So because of these inventions and factories, people have been very cautious around factories and it is easier to be doing these tasks.

Cotton Gin

Black slaves working on the cotton gin.

During the 19th century, cotton has been one of the most famous crops. But the farmers had found it hard to pull the seeds from the cotton. So with great haste Eli Whitney invented the machine known as the cotton gin. The cotton would be placed in the machine and a lever would rotate and move the cotton though a small hole in which the seeds would not fit. Then the seeds would fall on to a small box leaving the cotton to be seed free. Since the processing of the cotton became easier, plantation owners began to realize the profitability of the crop.

Power looms

Women working with power looms

Some women have been using their hands to make different types of carpet. The velvet loom is generally used for making solid-colored carpets. The first looms produced fabrics no wider than 27 or 36 inches. People have found carpets to be a nice house decoration. Why use your hand to make carpet that takes to long then using a power loom to make the time go by quicker.

Factory Conditions

After most of these inventions have been produced, many decided to build factories. Industrial laws regulating the conditions under which employees work. Each law has more of bad laws including child labor, and each employee would have a minimum wage outcome. Some factories had even worse conditions, som had to deal with hard tasks without protective gear.

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