Although there were many casualties because of the workers getting stuck in the machine. Politics had another strong impact in the industrial revolution in Europe. “In the 1800s, workers wanted a say in their government” (“The Industrial Revolution” 413). A new idea started called socialism. Socialism wanted better treatment for factory workers so they wouldn’t have to work in horrible conditions and for the sickly and the poor people.
With the new factories and way of life came new gender roles and social classes. One major effect of the Industrial Revolution was the creation of the middle class. The middle class or “working class” was composed of families who had members working in factories. The middle class was not wealthy rich to the point they did not have to work, but they also were not dirty poor to the point where they could not afford to live. Also, the middle class drastically changed the economy by bring more money into the flow and changing the prices of everyday goods.
Furthermore, while the majority of workers lives may have been full of hardship, the industrial revolution created a middle class that would continue to grow as the advances in production continued to pill up. Which illustrates perhaps the most crucial difference from a slave and a worker – hope for the future. Industrial workers could hope to better their lives and that of their children through their laboring but a slave had no way of improving his lot. Slavery and industrial workers bear similarities because of the necessity for a hierarchy when managing large groups of people. Living with that hierarchy is a part of the price that must be paid to achieve the benefits of industrialization.
Many people opposed the laissez-faire system, saying the capitalists would gain too much power and people would be mistreated. The laissez-faire system was disregarded after a few years. Conclusion In Conclusion, all of the information above shows that the Industrial Revolution did change the jobs of today. During the Industrial Revolution, inventions such as the Cotton Gin and the Steam Engine were brought about. The Industrial revolution brought on more technology, wealth and power, but at what consequence?
While the United States may have some of the most successful companies on the planet, America is not as entrepreneurial as it once was. Immigrants, on the other hand, are exceedingly opportunistic even in the roughest of economic situations. Although many Americans think immigrants are a problem rather than a solution, the United States government needs to make it easier for entrepreneurial immigrants to become citizens because immigrants create businesses that employ Americans and will help the whole nation increase total employment. Job creation is a multi-faceted issue but one thing is for certain: new businesses create new jobs. In fact, economist Carl Schramm says, “The data, frequently used in studies by the Kauffman Foundation, show that all net new job creation in America comes from companies less than five years old!” (Forbes).
The worker would no longer stand for unjust treatment and thus the American worker did counteract the relationships between themselves and their employers. American industrialization relied upon poverty and immigration for its success. If immigrants had not worked for low wages at factories and industries the economic boom would not have taken place. The money made during the early nineteenth century was necessary to stimulate the growth in business. American workers finally became fed up with the unfair treatment they had been receiving, therefore they joined unions.
Prices were so low because of the abundance of goods that many artisans went into poverty. Industrialization had its negatives and positives like most things, but the innovation that came out of that period was necessary to move into the modern era. In Jose de Manuel’s Balmaceda, “On the Need to Develop National Industry,” he states all the good that comes out of industrializing. “If we broadened and made more varied production of our raw materials, processing and transforming them into objects useful for life or personal comfort; if we ennobled industrial labor, increasing wages in proportion to the greater skill of the working class…applied ourselves to producing more and better consuming what we produce, then a more vigorous sap would circulate…” There is no doubt that industrialization improved the lives of many around the world. Many inventions still used today came from the age Industrialization.
This included what was produced, as well as where and how they were produced. The Industrial Revolution replaced the Domestic System; this was when goods that were traditionally made in home or small workshops began to be manufactured in large factories. The Industrial Revolution overturned not only traditional economies but also whole societies. Economic changes caused far reaching social changes, including the movement of people to cities in search of work, the availability of a greater variety of materials, and new ways of doing business. These are a few of the several reasons why the Industrial Revolution was so important.
As more goods became easier to transport, coal became cheaper and because coal was an important part of iron and steel production, these two industries grew. The growth of the iron and steel industries led to more employment because people were needed in the manufacturing of steel and iron. This changed Britain because it meant a new, powerful industry was created that helped to lead Britain become a superpower. However, despite the new jobs t... ... middle of paper ... ... A final social change was the creation of new suburbs and towns. Suburbs were created to house the construction workers (and families).
Although the craftsmen were the majority of th... ... middle of paper ... ... and creativity among common workers decreased. However, the overall welfare of the country increased enormously. There was more production, more jobs, and more trade, which all led to a higher flow of money. The development of the market economy began with artisan work, merchants, slavery, and the division of labor. And from these, we begin to see the origins of capitalism in America.