[2015] Ryleigh Smith: The industrial revolution

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[2015] Ryleigh Smith: The industrial revolution

Welfare state- Government programs such as unemploymeet insurance, old age pensions, disebility employmeent and insurance, etc. Helps provide needs and common goods for these who wouldnt on their own be able to pay for it. Early Feminism- During the industrial revolution the role of women in society changed drastically. Men were threatened by women working so they dictated the amount of hours that women could work, their wages, and there rights. Women were not cosidered persons, were not allowed to vote or have there own rights for a long time. Protection of Human Rights- Legal governments began to define and identify human rights and what should be included in them. People began to question who should be allowed to have these rights. Every human being should be intitlied to all rights no matter their gender, race, sexual oreintation, etc.

It was the economic and social changes. it went from handmade manufacturing to large factory production.

It connects to classical liberalism by how the ideas of Laissez-Faire capitalism were put into place. Buisiness owners were now free to risk investing in other buisnesses, build factories, purchase machines and supplies, and hire employees to buy and sell products

Classical Liberalism


*Standard of living\Cost of living*Working hours*Health went up for people who had money and down for people who did not*Challenges of the working class*Pollution*City Slums*Abuse of employees*Long work hours*Child Labour*Unjust firing practices*Unsafe work enviroment

The Industrial Revolution


What is it?

Classical to Modern Liberalism

Classical Liberalism evolved into modern liberalism because of all of the crimes agaisnt humanity. no one but the wealthy and/or rich were being treated fairly. so by the mid 20th century the focus was on equality to all human beings no matter what.

Factory acts- were a series to make better and fairer working conditions for the worker. Children could only work a certain number of hours and no worker wheather male, female, or child was allowed to work past 56.5 hours.Labour unions- Are groups of people that try to imporve working conditions for a certain type of workers or for an entire company. These groups use thier strenghth in numbers to cast a majority vote to imporve wages and the conditions. These groups often use strikes or work stoppages to help company owners to change terms of contract.


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