The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in
the period from ... The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain and most of
the important ... for the first time i...
Citation: C N Trueman "Factories in the Industrial Revolution" ... if accidents did
occur they were much cheaper than adults as a factory owner did not have to pay
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, ... a
shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production. ...
Did You Know? ... As demand for British goods increased, merchants needed
more ... Communication became easier during the Industrial Revolution with such
The Industrial Revolution changed the way things were made as new machines
... HOW DID WORKING CONDITIONS CHANGE? ... Starting in Britain and
spreading through Europe and North America, a period of rapid social ... Some
factory owners pushed up their own profits by pushing down the wages of their
More broadly, historians have asked why Europe industrialized ahead of other ...
Though it lacked factories and steam engines, pre-industrial Europe did not have
... of a process that would be frequently repeated during the industrial revolution,
.... But starting in the early eighteenth century, the availability of coal and steam ...
Children working in the factories were given very little time to eat, usually half an
hour for breakfast and lunch, so food needed to be quick to eat and nutritious.
The government has made laws saying that employers have to look after the
workforce ... At the start of the Industrial Revolution none of these laws existed
and so working in a ... Not all factories were as bad as the scenario highlighted
above. ... They faced opposition from other mill owners who knew that reforms
would cost ...
(B) Factories began to replace small "cottage" industries. As the population grew
so did wants and needs. ... By contrast, the factory owners were considered to
have discharged their obligations to employees with the payment of wages; thus,
During the 1800s the Industrial Revolution spread throughout Britain. Britain
changes ... Many factory owners built houses for their workers near their factories.
The houses ... The houses also did not have running water and toilets. Up to 100
The Industrial Revolution of England was one of the most significant events in the
... a wage for the work they did; the compensation in basic needs was considered
enough ... The factory owners started employing these children for extremely low
... the breakdown of the starting age of child laborers in the cotton factories of ...