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The Industrial Revolution was a degradation of humanity and by any means no amount of industrial or economic progress could justify the price of human misery After reviewing the literary sources laws testimony and reflections by persons in the IB Case Study The Industrial Revolution the contention that the Industrial Revolution has had a positive effect on society is highly refuted in my conclusion The society of England during this time was based upon the new inventions which revolutionized textiles and were back-boned by the steam engine patented in 1769 by James Watts Albeit these machines made it easier for previously hand-done tasks many children were abused through labor in factories women exploited the human mentality body and soul abused and slowly weakened education not set upon as a quintessential importance in life sanitation levels were decreased as diseases performed the opposite and the social and national ranks in different nations became more segregated than before leaving those previously poor now fruitless To question if the Industrial Revolution had a positive effect upon society is not a question at all During the Industrial Revolution child labor in these factories was a potent issue Children the age of only seven eight and nine being forced to work long strenuous hours without time for food was clearly a problem in need of an answer Children so little and persuaded so easily were often taken advantage of in these factories Drowsy and exhausted the poor creatures fall too often among the machinery which is not in many instances sufficiently sheathed when their muscles are lacerated their bones broken or their limbs torn off in which case they are constantly sent to the infirmaries to be cured and if crippled for life they are turned out and maintained at the public cost or they are sometimes killed upon the spot was a reflection made by Michael Thomas Sadler an attorney chosen by the leaders of
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