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S: Famous Americans

FC: The Industrial life of the Smiths By Savannah Ameral World History 10/22/2012

1: This is the story of Johnny Smith, a seven year old boy who lived 200 years ago. He lived in the 1750s in England, when about the time the Industrial Revolution began and used factories to make products instead of farmers. Johnny worked on a farm with with his mother, father and grandparents.

3: One day Johnny's family told him that since they could make more money making things at factories, they had dedicated to move to the city for jobs. Johnny felt very sad because of this, but his father said that it wouldn't be that bad. When the Smiths went there, they found out that many other millions families from other farms had hope in getting jobs in the city too.

4: In the town Johnny saw entrepreneurs; which are people who make unique businesses and other skilled workers. He also saw steam engines and steam locomotives, which both were new to the Smiths family.

5: One day Johnny's father and mother told him that he had to work in a factory like them because it was hard for them to make money for the family. Johnny thought to himself that he never before worked anywhere but a farm in his whole life, so this was all new to him.

6: When they finally found a place to live in, it was a little apartment that was crowded with other apartments. The apartment was also not as clean as Johnny hoped it would be, but he reminded himself that it was still a home.

7: His first day at his job wasn't as great as he wished it could be. Johnny had to work by a clock, which he had never done before. He also had work there for many hours, just like his mother and father. The big machines there scared him, especially when he saw a little boy about his age hurt himself on it. Johnny also didn't get payed much even though he worked for a long time.

8: One morning when Johnny was getting ready to work, his parents told him he could no longer work so much as he did before. When he asked them why, they told him because laws like the Factory Act and the Mines Act didn't want children of Johnny's age working too much.

9: As Johnny became older, he came to know about the laws that were taking place currently in the Industrial Revolution. Some of these laws changed England and were after Johnny's life, like the Reform Bill of 1832 that allowed each part of the country to be able to vote in the same way. In 1928, both men and women had equal rights. So even if Johnny struggled to work, he helped shape up the future for England and other countries. |

10: As Johnny got older, he also learned about the three forums of different ideas. They were socialism, capitalism and communism. Capitalism allowed for a more freedom type of government where the government doesn't interact as much. The second idea is communism which the government has total control over everyone. The third one is socialism where both government and the people have roles in community.

11: Johnny also learned the differences of socialism and communism from capitalism. Socialism includes both government and the people's dealings in everything, while capitalism usually allows the people to make all their choices alone. Also communism only allows the government to make the choices while capitalism is still the opposite.

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