Watch this video from PBS Newshour about urbanization today in less developed countries. What role, if any, do you think the government should take to improve conditions in the new industrial cities? Choose the answer that best represents your point of view:
There were a number of significant social impacts which accompanied the Industrial Revolution. There was a gradual increase in education and literacy after the 18th century. As living conditions improved, life expectancy increased and the population grew dramatically.
Gender roles changed due to employment in factories. A separation between home and work became clear. As men were paid higher wages than women, women were encouraged to stay in the home. Literacy There was a gradual increase in literacy after the 18th century. All classes in British society were becoming literate, particularly the lower working class.
This was the result of an increase in the number of private schools in operation. See Image One Steam engines were applied to printing presses. Newspapers, journals and books were published at a much faster rate than before.
The printing industry promoted the growth of literacy.
Books were of great popularity among the British people. There were extensive book trade networks. Book publishers and sellers appeared in towns and cities. Local and national newspapers began to circulate. Newspapers allowed public opinion to be formulated and political awareness to emerge.
Newspapers were read at all levels of society, from factory workers to noblemen. See Image Two Literacy and increased publications helped raise awareness about the poor living and working conditions experienced by workers in Britain during the Industrial Revolution.
It was through education that reform was enacted. Life expectancy Although working and living conditions were difficult for workers in Britain during the Industrial Revolution, these conditions gradually improved.
See Image Three Urban populations increased as rural workers moved to the cities in the hope of gaining better employment and pay. As the social upheaval caused by the Industrial Revolution eased, living conditions improved and death rates declined.Nov 20, · The Industrial Revolution caused rapid urbanization; theoverwhelming demand for workers had masses of people migrate fromtheir farms (villages) to.
The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution Overview. The Industrial Revolution increased the material wealth of the Western world. It also ended the dominance of agriculture and initiated significant social change. The everyday work environment also changed drastically, and the West became an urban civilization.
Social and Political Impact of the First Phase of the Industrial Revolution. From to , the population of England and Wales doubled, from nine million to eighteen million. The Industrial Revolution caused rapid urbanization; the overwhelming demand for workers had masses of people migrate from their farms (villages) to cities.
The revolution had also caused two new. You will learn about the effects of the Industrial Revolution on living and working conditions, urbanization (the growth of cities), child labor, public health, working class family life, the role of women, the emerging middle class, and economic growth and income.
Transcript of Positive and Negative Effects of the Industrial Revolution. Negative Effects of Factories Working in a factory was not something people wanted to do.
Pollution, unsafe, dirty, long working hours, never any breaks.
All of the coal that was used for power became smoke after use.