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Industrial Revolution

1.What information does “Source 1: A Doctor’s Report” give us about the type and severity of
injuries that children suffered?
-The types and severities of injuries that children suffered the Source 1 gives us are: They could lose 1 or
2 of their fingers, their skin could be stripped into bones and even their arms or hands could be stuck in
the machines.
2.What is the significance of “Source 1: A Doctor’s Report” in terms of the number of children
injured during the Industrial Revolution?
-The children during the Industrial Revolution had to worked too hard, too unfair, the chores were too
dangerous for them to do, they had to worked in the careless of the grown-up and in the bad
3.“Source 1: A Doctor’s Report” and “Source 2: No Compensation” discuss the injuries and the
outcomes of injuries on the workers. What do you think could be the effect on society in general
when considering both sources?
- Their next generations could be the same as they did which is losing body parts. Their medical systems
were really poor so the population kept on decreasing and decreasing until new babies were born and they
would be forced to work in the factory once more.
4.Considering "Source 2: No compensation" why do you think the injured workers were treated in
this way?
-According to Source 2, they were treated in this way, in my point of view, because when they get
injured, their wages stopped means they had done their works here. So, if they called for help or the
health services like medicines, bandages, … things that the health services usually have, normally their
bosses and the factory that the injured worker was working in there have to pay for him. But since the
worker's wages were stopped, if he called, he would have to pay it himself. As you can see, working in
those periods were not very easy to get some money or it could be the workers haven't even made any
amount of money yet. Basically, the injured workers would never have called for health services because
it was going to costs them a lot of money.
5. Considering the picture beside "Source 2: No compensation", what information does it gives us
about the working conditions for children in the factories?
-As I can see in the picture next to Source 2, it gave me the ideas, so the children had to worked in the
bad environment because everything around them were all dusty and old machines.
6."Source 3: The heat" compares the working conditions in the factories to slavery.
a. To what extent do you agree with this view? Explain.
-I agreed with William Cobbett who had visited the textile factory in 20th September, 1824. I agreed
with him because the children had to work too hard for too long in the hot heat. Even a man had died in
that heat so it might be one of the children next.
b. In what ways does “Source 4: The Master” support or oppose the comparison of the conditions
in the factories to slavery?
-The Master in Source 4 is an oppose source for the children had been working more like the slaves
because they had been punishing like an animal by the bosses or the masters with the lash if they were a
little bit late.
c. In what ways does “Source 5: A Family’s Story” support or oppose the comparison of the
conditions in the factories to slavery?
-The Source 5 is a support source for they all were working exactly like slaves. The children were only
getting 1 good meal a day, everyone in the family had to go to work and the parents sometimes didn't get
any meal for a day, all they got a day is for their children.
7. “Source 4: The Master” talks about the abuse that the children sometimes faced in the factories.
a. What do you think the role of an “over-looker” is?
-After I read Source 4, I think an over-looker is kind of like a stocker or a spy and it means that he could
know everything through looking, spying or even stocking. He was also had to be quiet, carefully and he
was hiding over things to hear or see what he had wanted to know about.
b. What do you think the role of a “master” is?
-The "master" is the one that rules everything, his roles are: the leader which is he has to lead everyone
and he doesn't have to work much. He can do whatever he wanted to all the people under his control and
the people who is under his control have to obey him and if they don't, the master will get to punish them
as long as they wanted because the master can do anything to their workers or employees... Also, the
master has to take the full responsibility for their workers.
c. Why do you think the children were treated like this?
-The children were treated like that because they were small and weak so they couldn't fight against the
grown-ups. They also didn't have money and rights so they were the lowest level in the world society.
8. The dangerous conditions in the factories, and other workplaces, are well documented in the
sources. What additional information does “Source 5: A Family’s Story” tell us about the lives of
the working class during the Industrial Revolution?
-The lives of the working class during the Industrial Revolution were very harsh and terrible. The places
to live were extremely small, they had to go and work for days and nights but they could only afford 1
good meal a day and even sometimes the parents had to cut their meal for their children. Besides they
didn't earn much from working, the environment is dirty, polluted so, if someone got sick, they would
have to deal with it themselves.
9. Considering all of the sources, describe specific details about the working and living conditions
that children faced during the Industrial Revolution.
-The conditions are: + They had been working very hard for a long period.
+ Sometimes they had to face harsh conditions like the temperature or
the bad environments like pollutions, sickness and diseases, …
+ They were getting low paid so they couldn't afford much for their life.
+ It was very easy for them to hurt themselves or even lose one of their body parts
+ They had no rights.
+ The health services were too expensive and bad so most of the children got
scars and injuries on their body.
10. Considering all of the sources, who do you think benefitted during the Industrial Revolution?
Explain your reasoning.
- The bosses and the masters would be the ones who benefitted the most during Industrial Revolution.
Because they were the ones who didn't have to do much but they got to collect all the money and used it
for themselves.
11. Considering all of the sources, why do you think factories would employ children instead of
adults during the Industrial Revolution?
- Because the children are very easy to make them obey, they are weak, small and they eat less than a
normal adult would. So, the bosses or the company wouldn't need to spend and afford much money for
them. Besides, they all got some tiny, nimble fingers and they were all hard-workers.
12. What argument(s) or support do you think a factory owner would use to support the use of
child labor during the Industrial Revolution?
- They would use these arguments to support:
1. Children are easier for them to control than adults or teenagers.
2. They eat less than everybody else.
3. The children are all hard workers.
4. They are kind of small, suit for some others different jobs that need small-sized body.
5. The factory owners wouldn't have to pay them as much as a grown-up.

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