Populations are steadily dwindling. Cynthia Nguyen gives the facts.
Is it too late to turn back? That is the question many factory workers have been asking. The Industrial Revolution is bashing down on the middle class. It has brought death upon many. The data shown tells the true story of what actually goes on inside factory walls.
Although the Industrial Revolution was drastic, it also sparked some positive aspects. With few children getting education, the government began to support the schools. However, that just was not enough. Factory children are constantly beaten; therefore, unable to even stay awake during school. Furthermore, industrialization motivated many new discoveries. In 1796, Edward Jenner made the idea of the vaccination. Even so, many people still died of disease and famine. Lastly, the Industrial Revolution helped discover the path of finding coal and the many uses it came with. Nevertheless, it also managed to spark the interest of many factory owners who could use coal in order to fuel their factories. This resulted in a higher demand of workers; which in turn, lead to longer work days.
There were many negative effects on factory workers. First of all, conditions inside factories were extremely dangerous. Ceilings were low, all the windows and doors were locked, and there was almost no lighting! Workers were also only given short meal breaks in a 12-14 hour day. With the horrible conditions and long, harsh days of work, accidents occurred more often. If one wasn’t careful, they could lose a limb inside the machines. Also, workers wages were cut if business was slow; they were even sometimes paid in vouchers! With little money coming in, families were forced to slave away day after day in order to survive. On top of that, workers were constantly yelled at and occasionally beaten. The factory life was so harsh that the average worker only lived 17 years compared to an agricultural worker at 38 years.
Although the factory life was hard, there are always…