Effects of Industrialization. Urbanization. City building and the movement of people to cities Some cities (Glasgow and Berlin) tripled and quadrupled. What is Urbanization?. 1700s – Britain was primarily a rural country 1851 – More lived in cities than the countryside
Effects of Industrialization
City building and the movement of people to cities
Some cities (Glasgow and Berlin) tripled and quadrupled
Formed the center of Britain’s bustling cotton industry
Created new jobs for workers
Workers trying to keep pace with machines
Factories dirty and unsanitary
Workers running dangerous machines for long hours
Harsh, severe factory discipline
Eventually, higher wages, shorter hours, and better working conditions
Upper Middle Class
Lower Middle Class
Do these social classes still exist today? In what ways?
You are a cartoonist the a London newspaper during the Industrial Revolution and feel troubled by the different problems that are happening as a result of this “revolution.” Your newspaper editor has asked you to create a political cartoon (cartoons that convey a message in humorous and/or thought-provoking ways) that highlights a condition or problem associated with the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. Some problems you may choose to illustrate are: the pollution of the air, the hierarchy of social classes, the dangerous conditions in the factories, and the crowded living conditions.
Remember: Cartoons should combine both drawings and text