Chapter 9 Section 2. PROCON Eventually led to a better quality of life Plentiful jobs Initially caused human suffering Unhealthy working conditions.
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PROCON Eventually led to a better quality of life Plentiful jobs Initially caused human suffering Unhealthy working conditions Air and water pollution Ills of child labor Rise in class tensions between workers and the middle class
City building, and movement of people to cities Cities were crowded People had to live in small apartments
No development plans, sanitary codes, or building codes existed Lacked adequate housing, education and police protection No drainage in streets No garbage collection Workers lived in dark, dirty places with entire families crowded into one bedroom Sickness, disease outbreaks, and epidemics Average lifespan: (urban) 17, (rural) 38
14 hours a day/6 days a week Unclean Dark Dangerous machines No government aid for the disabled Coal mining was the most dangerous Women and children were the cheapest labor
Social class made up of skilled workers, professionals, business people, and wealthy farmers Factory owners, shippers, merchants
Laborers With the increase of new inventions and technology, many laborers began to see machines take over their jobs Angry, some broke the machines they felt were replacing them Example: Luddites attacked whole factories in Northern England in the early 1800s.
Jobs Contributed to the wealth of a nation Inventions and technology Increased production of goods Raised the standard of living Hope to improve Healthier diets Better housing Cheaper, mass-produced clothing