Presentation on theme: "NORTHERN CITY LIFE. The Industrial Revolution completely changed the way people lived. Families before the Industrial Revolution: Lived further apart."— Presentation transcript:
NORTHERN CITY LIFE
The Industrial Revolution completely changed the way people lived. Families before the Industrial Revolution: Lived further apart Were self sufficient
Because of the Industrial Revolution......people moved to cities to be near factories. CITY LIFE
IMMIGRANTS Immigrants from other countries increased in number. Why? They did not have to have $ to pay for land The jobs required little training.
FIRE!SEWAGE THESE GROWING CITIES HAD NEW DANGERS:
Poor Roads Disease spread quickly
Factory Life 12 Factory shifts were usually 12 hour shifts
A BARGAIN FOR FACTORIES Women and children earned ½ the wage (pay) that the men did for the same job.
Small children were useful because they could climb on the machinery. Their little hands could reach parts that an adult’s could not.
There was no workmen’s compensation or health insurance, so if you were hurt on the job, you would probably be fired.
All members of the family worked in factories.
UNFAIR MANY WORKERS BELIEVED THAT THE FACTORY WORKING CONDITIONS WERE UNFAIR.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER! WE CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE.
TRADE UNIONS (UNIONS) GROUPS FORMED BY WORKERS TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS AND CHANGE THEIR WORK ENVIRONMENTS
safer conditions shorter hours more pay
. STRIKE A BARGAIN! A strike is when workers refuse to work until their demands are met.