Industrial Revolution

While the Industrial Revolution had both positive and negative effects on society and the economy, the negative effects outweighed the positive. Yes, they made advances that helped us get to where we are today. But nothing can justify the death of child that could have been prevented if child labor had never been initiated. The industrial revolution had many positive effects on the world. First off, they were able to create railroads in order to commute back and forth with products faster.

Than you had the use of cotton, it was able to dye faster than wool. It did not shrink as fast as wool, which means it lasted longer. Then you have John D. Rockefeller, who was one of the founding fathers of the oil industry. With all of this money coming in, the world was booming. But that also meant more workers. As we know, there were thousands of people working. Among them were men, women, and children.

Back then, things were not as safe as they are today. Children were exposed to harsh chemical and gas. Since children are young, their body has not been completely formed. So they are more likely to die from not being exposed to fresh air. They might even have to deal with faulty machines which could collapse on them any second. The Industrial Revolution was very beneficial to us all today.

But was it worth it to know that a child has died because he/she did not have the right care at their job? Can any advancement in technology justify the death of a child? We cannot change the pass, but we can sure help those in the present. Help other children who suffer for child labor and take a stand for them. No child deserves it. So will you take a stand, or will you just watch?