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positive and negative views of industrial revolution

I'm doing a presentation and I need discussion points but I can't think of any. Can someone think of positive and negative views of industrial revolution/industrialisation/industrial change... pleaseee

It would be highly appreciated
Original post by cherryhitchkins
I'm doing a presentation and I need discussion points but I can't think of any. Can someone think of positive and negative views of industrial revolution/industrialisation/industrial change... pleaseee

It would be highly appreciated

Positives
- in many cases provided more employment
- paved the way for more scientific discoveries
- connected the country - easier travel by rail
- lots of new inventions at this time
- Allowed Britain to expand global trade even further

Negatives
- conditions in urban environments with over population
- mechanisation led to some job losses (Luddites)
- poor working conditions
- most ordinary people would not have benefitted economically
I've moved this thread to 'History study help' to help you get plenty of responses :smile:

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