Social Impacts of the Industrial Revolution
A Coggle Diagram about Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations
, The Factory System
(Started in the industrial revolution and was a system of manufacturing. This system replaced the domestic system. The domestic system was where workers individually used hand tools or small simple machinery to create goods within their homes or in workshops. This made creating goods easier and it was easier to mass produce items. Goods were now produced on a much larger scale than before. Machines and goods were now made with interchangeable parts. This enabled standardized parts to be assembled by workmen who weren't particularly skilled in anything but they could complete finished products.
), Working Class
(The working class responded to the Industrial Revolution in different ways. Some positive, and some negative. A negative group would be the Luddites, they opposed mechanizing industry. The establishments of the trade unions were another response to the industrial revolution. Trade unions were groups of workers who secured their rights through bargaining and threat of striking. Then on the other hand, a group known as the London Working Men's Association established chartism, which was a large scale political movement. The group wrote six reform goals. 1. Universal male suffrage. 2. Annual election of House of Commons. 3. Secret ballots. 4. Equal electoral districts. 5. Abolition of property requirements for the House of Commons. 6. Salaries of members of the House of Commons
), Middle Class
(The Middle class was made of businessmen and other somewhat wealthy professionals.The middle class gained power as the revolution went on. Many of them opened schools or universities. They received better housing and food, which led to a decrease in diseases and longer lives in this group people. The population just continued to grow in the class and did't have many problems during this time.
(Urbanization was a movement of a large portion of the population from a rural to urban area. this included more people in a smaller area, rural life was more spread out. This led to poor living conditions. It was much easier for epidemics and other major outbreaks to occur because of the overcrowding.
(The Luddites did not agree with the industrial revolution due to the fact that the new machines could create the product faster cheaper and more efficient which put the Luddites out of work They had began attacking shop owners and the new machines in order to revolt
) and Thomas Malthus - thoughts on Population