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The Industrial Revolution

Summary: Examines the numerous reforms which took place during the British Industrial Revolution. Describes the treatment of industrial workers. Explores the role of muckraking journalists.
The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change for England. Age-old standards and ways of life were remade and reformed. All too often power and money lust drove the new leaders of the Industrial Revolution (the factory owners) to doing horrific deeds against their workers. In the beginning of the industrial revolution workers were forced to work long hours in poor conditions for little money. If they spoke out, they were fired or fined. Children fared worse; they were beaten and subject to terrible conditions that stunted their growth and impaired their efforts to get a decent education.

Many people were horrified with the way workers were treated. They felt the way some employers treated their employees was inhumane; the government needed to step in and insure that this behavior would not be tolerated. Some of these people were known as muckrakers. The muckrakers wrote articles...

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