The Industrial Revolution

Manchester: The First Industrial City


One of the longest-lasting and most significant impacts of the industrial revolution that took place from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century was the mass migration of peoplefrom rural areas to cities in a process that has come to be characterized as "urbanization". Urbanization had a profound effect on the daily lives of individuals who found themselves forced into the position of having to adjust from self-sustaining life on farms to life in bigger cities. Use the resources below to answer the following questions

1. Why was the creation of factories a turning point in history?

2. Describe what life was like in the mill in Manchester and identify what product was produced the most.

3. Using the provided primary source, in your own words, summarize the working conditions of children during the Industrial Revolution. (6-8 sentences).

4. Identify 2 pros and 2 cons of the new social classes that developed as a result of the Industrial Revolution.



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