Unit 7: Industrial Revolution (1700-1900). Case Study: Manchester , England. T he process of developing machines to produce goods. New technology impacted lives greatly, and it would never be the same. Industrialization. Small Group Activity – Inventions Timeline.
Unit 7: Industrial Revolution (1700-1900)
Case Study: Manchester, England
The process of developing machines to produce goods.
New technology impacted lives greatly, and it would never be the same.
factory work vs. farming
14 hour days, 6 days a week
Same work every day
More risk of injury
Unsafe environment (i.e. breathing in coal dust; city living)
Work at your own pace
Less risk of injury
You went down one step even from the foul area into the cellar in which a family of human beings lived. It was very dark inside. The window-panes many of them were broke and stuffed with rags….the smell was so fetid (foul) as almost to knock the two men down….they began to penetrate the thick darkness of the place, and to see three or four little children rolling on the damp, nay wet brick floor, through which the stagnant, filthy moisture of the street oozed up.
–John Fielden a Lancashire factory owner
Middle Class- a social class made up of skilled workers, professionals, business people, and wealthy farmers.
Upper middle class -doctors lawyers, and managers of factories, mines, and shops.
Lower middle class- included factory overseers and skilled workers.
By 1850’s land owners began to accept wealthy entrepreneurs as equals
Poor Working Class -all laborers who were working to barely survive.
Dealt with horrible working conditions
People scared of being replaced by machines!
Rarely saw any improvement in their lives!
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