The Pros And Cons Of The Industrial Revolution

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Although there was many good parts during the Industrial Revolution including population growth, new and improved products, and new acts getting passed; there also was some negative sections, including pollution, unsanitary streets, and suffering workers. Some good sides caused the bad sections, but also some bad sections that ended because of the good parts. Sometimes a good thing like a new and improved product can turn into a bad thing like pollution. One very good product that came out was cotton. Before the Industrial Revolution, cotton was expensive and scarce. Then during the revolution, there were inventions that helped pick, and make cotton clothing. Since there were more supplies, cotton became less expensive and people could afford it. Alexis de Tocqueville, a French visitor to Manchester stated “From this filthy sewer pure gold flows.”(D5) He was talking about all the pollution that happened because of the amazing products being made. The…show more content…
Because the population grew, the streets were more crowded, so there was a sanitation problem. In the 1750 map, there is a shown increase of people. It went from a small town with one river in it, to a huge town with canals and railroads.(D1) There was an increase of population due to vaccines that were made, and more food was being produced. Since there were more people in Manchester, the streets were more crowded. People started putting waste in the streets. In Edwin Chadwick’s Report on Sanitary Conditions of the Laboring Population of Great Britain, he speaks about “The annual loss of life from filth and bad ventilation is greater than the loss from death or wounds in modern wars”. (D6) The filth in the streets was so severe, that people were dying from it. There were overcrowded streets, that did not have any type of sewers, and the people just dumped their waste among the streets. The increase of population caused the sanitation
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