The Industrial Revolution had many different impacts on England’s people and economy, some being positive and others negative. The Industrial Revolution began when new inventions were introduced to England. These inventions effected transportation, jobs, social classes, education, and living conditions.
As the revolution was in motion, a number of people had benefited from its growth in the manufacturing industry. Women had started working in factories, producing cloth. This material was able to be made much more efficiently and cheaper, due to new inventions like the “Spinning Jenny” and the “Crompton’s Mule”.(DOC #1) This allowed far more materials being produced to supply the increasing demand. As demand increased, so did employment opportunities.
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(DOC #4) This was a very big step for England because it made people move to the cities to be closer to a well paying job. The population multiplied in a short amount of time and helped there economy.
The Industrial revolution also had its downfall, being that the people had to live in poor conditions. The peoples homes were made of brick, usually about one to two stories high with no bathrooms or windows. These homes were very small and held about 30 people, so they were very cramped. The roads were also very bad. They were unpaved with potholes that were filled with filthy puddles of waste that was gathered because the homes had no gutters or drains. Many people in closed areas led to slums, that were out of sight to the wealthier members of society. (DOC #5)
Due to the demand of goods and services English workers were not treated fairly. Women workers were paid half of what a man would have been paid less. The education was not important or even allowed for some children. Workers did not have representation to fight for they’re rights. (DOC#7) This began unions for