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Impacts of the Industrial Revolution. Because of the population explosion and high demand for workers in factories people began to urbanize and move into cities in very LARGE quantities. Urbanization . New Social Classes Emerged. Aristocrats. Middle Class. Working Class.

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urbanization
Because of the population explosion and high demand for workers in factories people began to urbanize and move into cities in very LARGE quantities.Urbanization
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New Social Classes Emerged

Aristocrats

Middle Class

Working Class

Managers, accountants, ministers, lawyers, doctors, and other skilled professionals

Business Owners

Factory workers in the cities and peasant farmers in the countryside

city life
Cities grew around factories

These cities grew rapidly, without planning

Working people lived in tenements in hellish slums

The lack of planning meant that there was no sewage, running water, or sanitation system

City Life
working life in factories
Factory work was difficult and dangerous

Typical shifts lasted 12 to 16 hours

If you complained, you were fired.

If you got sick, you were fired.

If you got hurt and could no longer work, you were fired.

Working Life in Factories
women at work
Women at Work
  • Factory owners hired women because they could pay them less
  • Women with families worked 12 hours a day and were still expected to cook, clean, etc. when they finally got home.
children at work
Families needed the income working children could provide.

Children could be hired at very low wages

Children worked in the same dangerous factories, for the same long hours

Public Education was available, but not required.

Children at Work
it was not allllll bad
Wealthy Class = small %

Working Class = LARGE %

Because of urbanization people were living side-by-side and could see the huge differences among classes right before their

It was not allllll bad

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