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Consequences of the Industrial Revolution Was the Industrial Revolution a blessing or a disaster?
QuickWrite Industrial Revolution as blessing or disaster? Was life improved as a result of the Industrial Revolution?
Data Collection 1.Make a T-chart with blessing on one side and disaster on the other. 2.Collect data to fill in the T-chart. Use information from: A.Textbook B.Documents (Smith, Malthus [optional], Ricardo [optional], utopian socialists, Marx, Engels) – consider which side each author would support 3.Aspects of the IR to consider: A.Multiple groups of people affected by the IR: factory workers, factory owners, women, children … B.Multiple aspects of life: living conditions, working conditions, purchasing power, education …
Thesis Statement Based on the data you collected, write a thesis statement to answer the essential question: Was the Industrial Revolution a blessing or a disaster? Note: Stick to the historical context that we have studied at this point – roughly 1780 to 1850.