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brefni_burke
Industrial revolution answers??

does anyone have answers on the following that got them full marks please? a factory/ mine owner a factory/mine worker a farm labourer


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rd18
rd18
Factory owner used this in my mocks and got 20 marks: i am a factory owner in the industrial revolution. i own a cotton factory. it is large, 5 storeys tall with small windows. a steam engine built by james watt provides the power fot the factory. this runs machines like cromptons spinning mule for making thread, and cartwrights power loom for making cloth. i but workers houses around the factory so each morning before dawn a siren wakes them up for work. they work long hours and the men get paid 80p a week, women 30p and children 18p. most workers are women and children because they are cheaper. i employ men as supervisors and mechanics. i fine my workers if they are late, they open a window, they speak to one another or if they whistle. windows must stay closed or else the air becomes to moist and the thread snaps and the machines could break. the children must crawl under the machines and sometimes get injured. saftey isnt a concern for me, as i can fire workers if they get injured. some children are beaten if they do not work fast enough. sometimes womens hair/clothes gets caught in machines. i heard about robert owen, who is too nice to his workers in new lanark. he provides the children with education, which is ridiculous. there is also talk that the government will bring in factory acts, cutting down the amount of hours a perosn can work. inspectors may also be sent in to check up on working conditions. if that happens i wont make as much profits.
brefni_burke
thank you so much !!
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