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?
With that transformation came hundreds of thousands of new jobs that would pay more than agricultural jobs and that would facilitate greater expansion of the economy. The positive effects of the Industrial Revolution mainly lied in the economic growth it generated across much of the nation.
The negative effects of the Industrial Revolution were considerable.
The dehumanizing conditions characteristic of many factories, the abuse of children for cheap labor, the physical dangers associated with machinery condensed into confined spaces all combined for abysmal conditions, leading directly to the rise of organized labor as a major force in the U.
Another major negative ramification of the Industrial Revolution was the substantial environmental devastation that would result, and that remains a major problem today. Factories routinely drained their toxic wastes into lakes and into the ocean, polluting water supplies and damaging ecosystems.
Air pollution, a product of factories and the massive proliferation of motorized vehicles rolling off of the automobile assembly lines industrialization enabled contributed the development of respiratory problems among many people.
The United States would not have become a global power if not for the advantages of the Industrial Revolution. That economic growth, however, came with a serious price in terms of environmental degradation.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.
Factories had positive impact on Industrial Revolution. Assembly Line - Many people work on different task.
The Positive and Negative effects of the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution had many positive and negative impacts on society. The positive include cheaper clothes, more job opportunities, and improvement in transportation.
Negative Effects of the Industrial Revolution An increase in the number of factories in urban areas resulted in more air, water and land pollution. These industries operated without much government oversight and were not held accountable for their actions.
So, people died; money was lost, legal complexities multiplied - but then people have always died, fortunes are often lost, and the Law is an Ass - with the Industrial Revolution the number of people who died was reduced, the money lost throiugh follies of one kind and another was more than made up by the fortunes successfully established, and.
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 .