The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was a period beginning around
1750s in which the production of goods shifted from hand tools to complex machines from human animal power to steam power. It started in Great Britain and the kids were used in factories because there hands were very small to get into small places. That's how the Industrial Revolution began.
Some sources say conditions for children in the 19th century factories was source A's condition was dangerous because while a young lady was working in a factory her apron was wrapped around a shaft and she was whirled round repeatedly until she got caught between the shaft and she lost her right leg. Another source during the 19th century is source B the condition of it was bossy because Robert Blincoe was an apprentice since he was SEVEN and while he was working his back was constanly bothering him caused by all the bending. Also he was whipped by his overseer and stayed on his feet for work until twelve o'clock. Robert Blincoe became sick, suffered with thirst and hunger. Another source is C the condition was sad because the kids were being abused and they were being treated like this by being hung on a beam over a machinery by there hands. They also would stand up, in a skip without shirts, and beaten with straps. Lastly they would have been tied up a 28 pound weight to hang down there backs. Another source is F the condition was cruel because the people working at home are having longer work hours and making less money than the kids.
However, the other sources suggest source G was delightful
because the kids were happy and were not getting abused they were glad to show off there skills. For example the broken threads the kids were able to fix also they was delighted to show there skills to a stranger they showed no exhaustion when they left at night. They immediately started to skip about, and to play games, the same as...