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1 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Urbanization and Industrialization

2 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Explain what caused urbanization and what life was like in the new industrial cities. Compare and contrast the industrial working class and the new middle class. Understand how the factory system and mines changed the way people worked. Compare the costs and benefits of industrialization. Objectives

3 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. urbanization – the movement of people to cities tenement – crowded, multistory building divided into apartments labor union – workers organization Terms and People

4 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. What were the social effects of the Industrial Revolution? The Industrial Revolution brought great riches for entrepreneurs. Millions of workers, however, lived in poverty. As standards of living improved, all of society benefited from industrialization. Until then, working people suffered in dangerous and unsanitary conditions, overcrowded housing, and unrelenting poverty.

5 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. The Industrial Revolution brought rapid urbanization. Changes in farming, rising population, and the need for workers led people to migrate to cities. Overnight, towns and cities near coal or iron mines mushroomed. Factory towns also grew. Manchester, England, was a center of the textile industry. Its population grew from 17,000 people in the 1750s to 70,000 in 1801.

6 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. PEOPLE AND LABOR The rapid growth of population and industry changed the distribution of two key resources:

7 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. The middle class lived in clean neighborhoods with running water and paved streets. Men went to shops or offices. Women stayed home to raise their children. The Industrial Revolution created a new middle class, or bourgeoisie. It included inventors, investors, merchants, and skilled artisans. People who rose from rags to riches were admired for their hard work and resourcefulness.

8 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. The poor lived in tiny, crowded rooms in multistory tenements packed into slums. Tenements had no running water, only community pumps. Lack of sanitation left waste and rotting garbage in the streets, creating a terrible stench. Raw sewage was dumped in rivers, contaminating drinking water and spreading disease. The cities where the working class lived were crowded, dark, dirty, and smoky.

9 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Methodism rekindled workers hopes and channeled anger into reform. Meetings featured hymns and sermons stressing forgiveness and salvation. Wesley urged people to improve themselves by adopting sober and moral ways. Many workers were comforted by religions such as Methodism, founded by John Wesley in the 1700s.

10 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. The technology of the machine age and the rapid pace of industrialization increased productivity. At the same time, the factory imposed a harsh new way of life on workers. The heart of the industrial city was the factory.

11 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. In rural villages people worked hard, but work varied by the season. They controlled their own work pace. In factories, the work pace was rigidly set. Shifts lasted twelve to sixteen hours. Tired workers were easily hurt by machines with no safety devices. In textile factories, air was polluted with lint. Workers in the early factories labored in unpleasant and unsafe conditions.

12 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Women could be paid half of what men earned. They were considered easier to manage. It was believed they could adapt better than men. For most working- class women, factory work created a double burden. After twelve hours of work, they returned to crowded tenements to care for their families. Most early factory workers were women, especially in the textile industry.

13 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Miners earned more than factory workers, but conditions were more dangerous. Crippling coal dust filled miners lungs. Cave-ins, floods, and explosions were constant risks. Miners worked long hours in darkness. Working conditions in the mines were even worse than in factories.

14 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Child labor was an accepted practice. Most children began work at age seven or eight. Nimble-fingered, small, and quick, they crept into machines to change spools or repair thread. They worked in dust- and lint-filled rooms. Children in mines worked in the dark and dampness for long hours, often doing hard labor.

15 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Workers tried to organize secretly, but they lacked a political voice and were powerless to affect change. Between 1811 and 1813, textile workers rioted. Groups called Luddites smashed labor-saving machines that were replacing workers. Frustration at times turned to violence: Organizations such as labor unions were illegal.

16 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Child labor reform laws called factory laws were passed in the early 1800s. New laws in the 1830s and 1840s further reduced hours for women and children, sent inspectors into factories, and required that children be educated. Childrens workdays were reduced to twelve hours. Children under eight were removed from the cotton mills.

17 TEKS 8C: Calculate percent composition and empirical and molecular formulas. Conditions in factories and mines were harsh. Pay was low. Workers lived in unsanitary, crowded slums. Workers later gained the vote. Wages rose in time. As the cost of products fell, standards of living rose. Since the 1800s people have debated whether industrialization was a blessing or a curse.


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