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Effects of the Industrial Revolution—what are some positive effects and the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution on society?

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One positive effect on society the Industrial Revolution had was the growth of cities. Before then, most people lived in rural settings and focused on farming. Once manufacturing took hold in cities, so did the jobs associated with manufacturing, and by extension the movement of people in order to secure those jobs. As a consequence of rising populous centers, there were some improvements in certain crucial aspects of society, such as education.

Some more positive effects that resulted from the Industrial Revolution included a more stable economy and the creation of the middle class. Farming relied heavily on climate and weather, which caused major issues when it came to selling and trading. Now, people could be consistently employed and afford to support government programs. This improved infrastructure and (again) education.

However, there were numerous negative effects on society as well. One in particular were the working conditions. This was before positive labor relations were...

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