The Industrial Revolution mostly impacted society in a negative manner by causing illness, death and poor living conditions. Factory workers suffered from damage lungs, their leg muscles did not work properly because of the working conditions and people were even dieing (Doc 3).. These conditions would negatively impact society because the overall health of the people in society would be poor and some people would die and the population would decrease. Many people who worked in the factory fell victims to the machines they were using because many of them would get injured and even lose body parts because of getting caught in the machines. As seen in Document 2 children were negatively impacted by the Industrial revolution because they worked long hours, had one forty minute break and were strapped to stay focused. Children were impacted negatively because they would not be able to go to school to better their lives and be stuck in the factory the rest of their lives. The short breaks and strapping would impact their growth which would cause a number of health issues. These reasons made the Industrial Revolution a negative impact on society in England.
Explanation of the Document
Even though the Industrial Revolution had a negative impact on the social aspect of people’s lives it did have a positive impact on the economy of England. In Document 4, during the Industrial Revolution there was a change from making goods at home by hand to making goods in factories by machines. The machines improved the economy because it allowed for mass production of goods which lowered the prices to become affordable to the general public. Transportation was impacted by the Industrial Revolution which positively impacted the economy as seen in Document 8, “You can travel cheaply from place to place, and not only travel at less expense, but travel ten times quicker than two hundred years ago”. New means of transportation improved the economy because it allowed for natural resources to get from the mines to the factories quicker so that finished goods could be made faster and be sold. A few new means of transportation which impacted the economy was the steam powered locomotive (railroads) and the steamboat. These new invention and modes of transportation impacted the economy and England positively.