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The start of the 19th century Industrial Revolution started a chain reaction of changes throughout the country. There was a major change in the way people saw the world, no longer did society only depend on nature for basic survival. The development of machinery led to moving the work environment from the home into factories. Cities expanded and wealth among communities grew although; there was prosperity among some communities not all were so lucky. Members of rural communities moved into cities for a chance to prosper economically, but ended in despair as their children eventually were forced into labor, and their families were victims of discrimination.
The Industrial Revolution had a great impact on he social life of the world; the change was evident in the first half of the 19th century. There was a huge growth of cities and new social classes emerged. With the invention of the steam engine, factory owners were able to build their manufacturing plants in urban cities. This lead to the large amounts of countrymen moving into the city in search for work. In 1800, Britain had one major city, London, whose population was of one million and six cites, with populations between 50,000 and 100,000. During the Industrial Revolution this population grew to 2,563,000, and there were nine cities over 100,000. More than half of the population resided in the towns and cities.
The increase in growth of the cities resulted in horrible living conditions for most of the population. Industrial workers often lived in houses built near their factories, built with small living spaces. The workers lived in overcrowded houses, shared beds with each other, sometimes there were ill adults laying in bed next to children. Sanitary conditions in th...

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...ile the poor were culturally the stepping-stones for the rich. The working class did all the work, where the scapegoats for all wrongdoing, while the upper class boasted in the fruit of their labor. Some historians argue that the revolution improved the way of live, by lowering the price of goods and increasing employment. While, In reality it decreased morale in the common man, factory workers were quickly dismissed when work declined. Wages were not equal among all workers, inadequate houses in the cities forced families to live in cramped and unhealthy environments. Families continued to spend most of their money on basic survival needs, clothes and food. Most historians agree that the middle class were the only who really gained anything from the industrial revolution. Their earning skyrocketed, while the working class suffered and waited for change to happen.
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