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Factory Conditions

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Year 9 Assessment 1 Factory Conditions Aim-To assess whether you agree or not with the statement and to explain how you have reached that decision using sources and your own knowledge. 'Factory conditions during the industrial revolution were always bad' A factory is a large warehouse which was used to make products and goods.Factorys were mostly producing large amounts of products and goods. The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 19th to the early 20th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transport . ...read more.

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Small boys and girls are seen here working at tip punching machines with their fingers in consant danger of being punched off one or twice every second. Children were beaten with whips, sticks and poles. Working hours were extemely long and workers were exhausted. The overseers were the ones who watched the workers working to make sure they were doing their jobs correctly, if not there were punishments, harsh punishments. I agree the conditions were bad at the begining but people were treated better towards the end. I disagree with the statement because the factories did get better over time. ...read more.

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Parliament also passed many acts during the industrial revolution to help improve working conditions in factories. The table below shows the maximum time of working hours per day this only applied in cotton factories. Date Of Act Age of workers affected Terms of act 1819 1833 Under 18 Under 9 9-13 13-18 12 hrs Banned from work 8 hours 12 hours Conclusion I think personally that factory conditions got alot better and that I disagree with the statement. I say this because of the things Parliament did and how Robert Owen improved factory conditions all over the U.K. ?? ?? ?? ?? Kinjal Gaglani 9N Mr Barr M110 ...read more.

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