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FC: Industrial revolution
1: What is the Industrial Revolution? It is the start to an entirely new way of life for everyone effected by it. "Industrial" means that machinery and agriculture are mostly changed by the Revolution. The year it started was 1750 and the country of origin was Great Britain. This was the start of an entirely new way of how things worked. Before the Revolution, people mostly lived on a ranch or farm. People would make their own clothes and have animals to produce food. There were no major factories before the Revolution so the air was clean and fresh. Fabrics and textiles were hand-woven and had to be made from scratch. All the materials people got were natural. Meaning that the materials came from organic resources such as silk worms, flax plants, and cotton stocks. Slavery before the revolution was still an issue but it wasn't quite popular until after the Revolution. Slaves had no wages and worked long hours in the fields picking cotton or tobacco leaves.
2: When the Industrial Revolution first started, people were protesting some of the machines invented. Such as the clock. People didn't have clocks so they were angered that they had to be places at a certain time. A famous tool that helped increase production that came out of the revolution was the Cotton Gin. The Cotton Gin originated in Great Britain but it produced so much income for the British that they made it illegal for anyone to sell a cotton Gin to outside countries. When the Revolution reached America, it completely changed how people lived. People moved from rural farm land to the big cities to help their families. Children began working at the age of 6 and worked 16 hours a day for five days a week and were paid miserably.
4: During the Revolution, Elias Howe, an inventor, created the sewing machine. now people can mend their clothes themselves and not have to worry about someone else doing it.
5: Another invention that changed America was the Cotton Gin. It could do the work of fifty slaves in half the time. This gave way to mass productions of cotton and a decrease in it's price.
6: When factories began to appear, so did their friends, smoke stacks. this was the very beginning of pollution. Before the Industrial Revolution, there was no such thing as pollution. But do to new technologies, smoke stacks had to be erected. Since they were first began in the late 1870's, they haven't stopped since.
8: During the Industrial Revolution, three new forms of government came to light. The three forms of government are Capitalism,Socialism, and communism. Capitalism is a type of government that America lives in. It means that you can own your own business without any government interference. Socialism is a type of government where You can still own your own business, but the government takes some control of you. It's basically the relationship you have with your parents. Imagine that as a government system. Communism is a type of government where The government has complete control over your life. You cannot own your own business and everyone gets paid the same no matter what they do.
9: This is an example of capitalism. These are private companies run by an individual, not a government.
10: This is socialism. It's very similar to capitalism but with more government control.
11: This is communism. A government based on equality. No one can own their own business and everyone gets paid the same, no matter what your job is.
14: We must do all we can to alleviate the lack of sanitary living conditions in Kenya. | You can donate money to purchase mosquito nets to help prevent malaria.
15: no child should become an orphan because of AIDS.
16: Children have the right to be officially recognized and registered at birth. | All children need time to play.
17: All children deserve quality education. | Children are entitled to observe their religion.
18: Children need to be taught how to protect themselves from danger. | All children are entitled to go to school regardless of their gender.
19: Underage girls should not be forced into marriage. | Children should never have to participate in or experience the violence of war.
20: Parents should not have to choose between sending their children to work or to school. Kids have the right to grow up in an environment free of exploitation and abuse.
21: YOU can make a difference in the life of a child in kenya!
22: the world must zero in on solutions to help children everywhere!