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  • Effect Of The Industrial Revolution
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    The Industrial Revolution had a major impact on England and other countries during the 1700 and 1800's. It changed the lives of many people. Some people might say that the industrial revolution was good. Others say that it was bad for both people and the environment. One effect of the industrial revolution was child labor. Since children were easy to intimidate and order around. Factory owners could also pay them super low wages. Hours were also very long. Most workers worked for 16 hours a day ...
  • Gap Inc Contracts Factories In 64 Countries
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    Gap Inc. was founded in 1969 by Donald and Doris Fisher in San Francisco, California, with a single store and a handful of employees. Today, they " re one of the world's largest specialty retailers with three of the most recognized and respected brands in the apparel industry - Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Gap Inc. has more than 153,000 employees supporting over 4,200 stores in more than 3,100 locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Germany. Their 2004 Sal...
  • Horrible Working Conditions For Factory Workers
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    To the Editor: Working conditions today are usually good and pretty safe, right? That's what we know, is that all factories are safe, that all of the laws are followed, and that everything is great. Look at what you are wearing today, maybe a jacket mad in the U.S., a t-shirt made in Malaysia, jeans made in Mexico, and socks made in China. To stay competitive, large companies contract out to manufacturers all over the world to buy at the lowest possible costs. This often ends in horrible working...
  • Factory Workers And Farmers
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    Immigrants + Unemployment = Debt (Pp. 267-268, Question # 1) Robert B. Reich states that there are three groups of workers-routine producers, in-person servers, and symbolic analysts-and that their opportunities are decreasing. One of the reasons that these opportunities are decreasing is over population of the United States. According to Reich, the world's population is increasing approximately 1,200 in one hour. Therefore, the population in the U.S. is growing as well. Currently, job opportuni...
  • Workers Lives
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    Recent United States History Class Number 8469 March 2, 2005 The Jungle Analysis Paper America, by the turn of the twentieth century, was regarded as the "Land of Opportunity", and lured thousands of immigrants. The foreigners that fled to the United States were in search of new lives; better lives. America was at the age of industrialization, and the economy was shifting from agriculture to factories. There were jobs in the factories available to un-skilled workers, which were the majority of t...
  • Workers In The Factories
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    Leonard PropperWestern Civilization Life in the Factories The 19th century in England was an expanding time especially considering England was enveloped in the Industrial Revolution. Many factories were expanding and growing and needed people to fill the jobs that they had. Although many these factories were growing they were not able to keep up with the population, which was growing more rapidly than anything. When these factories went to find people they were able to find many that would need ...
  • Sweatshop Conditions For American Workers
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    Written over 50 years ago, was a declaration made, promising equality and fair treatment for the working, which unfortunately turned out to be a false promise for some. The people I speak of, are our fellow human beings working in slave-like conditions called sweatshops. Sweatshops have always been prevalent in society, this can be shown by looking at the history of sweatshops. Presently organizations are failing in there strive to end sweatshops, companies are failing to abide by the moral code...
  • Farmers Plight During The Great Depression
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    The Great Depression Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be 'the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system,' few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portray...
  • Factories And High Paying Jobs
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    Modern America can be considered one of the world's economic and industrial leaders. This didn't happen instantaneously. It was a long process that took centuries to occur from when America was first colonized by England. America started slow and far behind England and other European countries in the technology race but a diverse culture and the work ethic of American people all helped to push this country forward. From antebellum America in the 19th century, to the Progressive Era in the late 1...
  • Bear As A Worker And The Bear
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    True Identity "The Bear That Wasn't", a short story by Frank Tash lin, is about a bear that hibernates in his cave and wakes up under a factory. Factories cover his once beautiful forest and people he doesn't know surround him. Everyone thinks that he is one of the factory workers when he really is just a bear. The story demonstrates the bear's perception of his identity and the identity with which society labels him. Society sees people by what their occupation is, not by who the person really ...
  • Womens Suffrage Movement
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    When the Womens Suffrage Movement was deemed a success in the early 1920's, women lowered their voices, apparently satisfied with their accomplishment. They did not dare to acknowledge the remaining gender-related inequalities, much less vie for their decline. For over a century, women had fought for the most basic of rights. Mary Wollstonecraft laid the path for future women to follow, but women did not follow this path until they started to become used to the minuscule amount of attention that...
  • Factory Workers
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    In colonial America, most manufacturing was done by hand in the home. Some was done in workshops attached to the home. As towns grew into cities, the demand for manufactured goods increased. Some workshop owners began hiring helpers to increase production. Relations between the employer and helper were generally harmonious. They worked side by side, had the same interests and similar political views. The factory system that began around 1800 brought great changes. The employer no longer worked b...
  • Place On Sugar Plantations In The Caribbean
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    Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Some of the most brilliant minds have made many unorthodox suggestions. This is the case with Sidney Mintz's thesis in Sweetness and Power: The Place of Modern History. Mintz's suggestions that industrial capitalism originated in the Caribbean sugar plantations may seem to contradict the European version of world history fed to most of the Western world, but is nevertheless supported by substantial evidence. In general, Western education ...
  • Machines In Shoe Factories
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    In 17th-century Europe, boots were generally worn. Shoes had moderately high heels and were often decorated with large rosettes made of lace and ribbons. In America, men and women wore stout leather shoes with a moderate heel. In the 18th century, shoes were decorated with gold and silver buckles and real or imitation gemstones. In America, women's dress shoes copied those in France and England and were made of brocade and had a French heel and usually a buckle; to protect the shoe, an overshoe,...
  • Popular With The Working Class People
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    Communism Communism, some would argue is one of the largest downfalls of modern society. Others would disagree. True communist theory is one of the main reasons why modern capitalism works like a well-oiled machine. True communism provided a balance between the business and factory owners, whose main purpose was to acquire as much wealth as possible, and the workers who were exploited to make money for their employers. Communism was the main reason behind 19th century British social development....
  • Their Working Conditions In Their Factories
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    How do Sweatshops tie into our Nation's Products Many companies and schools in the United States buy their products from factories that have their workers working in horrible conditions. That is employing over 50,000 workers to work in these conditions. They have the workers work from 5 a.m. until nighttime inhaling dangerous chemicals and working in temperatures that get as high as 130 degrees. These high temperatures cause heat stress, burns, and injuries to workers. Many of the factories that...
  • Mural Displays Factory Workers
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    There are so many strong factors in this film that describe the conditions of the time. I think the strongest qualities of this film included the opening scene of sheep herds representing the flocks of workers flooding into the factory to begin their work day. The president of the Company is also a strong role in the film's pursuit to stress the message of how upper management can make or break you in desperate times. It also conveys the message that the factory worker is being watched all the t...
  • The Wages For The Railroad Workers
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    When I think of America I think of the pato tric flag which waves freedom and the diverse people all under one nation. America is the only country where the pursuit of happiness is actually guaranteed in writing. The country that we live in and the freedom we enjoy are possible because of people who take a stand in what they believe in. They are the ones that make great events, like the ones that took place centuries ago happen. The most important time for America's development was during the 18...
  • Different In Urban And Styal Areas
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    How typical of the Early 19th Century were Living and Working conditions at Styal? Between 1780 and 1810 Styal would have been your typical factory. These factories were built to use waterpower thus meaning they had to be constructed near the countryside. This was not good for the factory owners, as they had to build up communities. By 1810 most factories were using steam power. This was good news for factory owners, it meant they could build factories in urban areas. It means that there were pl...
  • Single Episode
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    Clocking Off Review Clocking off is a series of stories, each encapsulated in a single episode, based on the workers in a Manchester Factory and their lives outside the factory. While all the stories stand alone, they are all drawn together by the common bond of the factory. Clocking off is produced by Nicola Schindler and the cast is mainly made up of people who are relatively unknown. This is an excellent drama that is very fast paced with a constant level of tension. The script is very well w...

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