Introductio n and Summary Dear readers: I trimmed this essay down to reflect that the essay delves far deeper into many issues that this essay originally covered. My original energy essay was written aroundand could be considered the embryonic version of the version.
Watch this video from PBS Newshour about urbanization today in less developed countries. What role, if any, do you think the government should take to improve conditions in the new industrial cities?
Choose the answer that best represents your point of view: The government should not intervene in the free market to regulate industrial pollution or the filth in working-class neighborhoods. The government did not force migrants to come to the cities; they came of their own free will.
As the economy grows, the workers will earn better wages and have the resources to improve their neighborhoods or move to better ones.
The government should establish a commission to investigate the negative effects of industrialization on urban life. Public Health and Life Expectancy In the first half of the 19th century, urban overcrowding, poor diets, poor sanitation, and essentially medieval medical remedies all contributed to very poor public health for the majority of English people.
The densely packed and poorly constructed working-class neighborhoods contributed to the fast spread of disease. Roads were muddy and lacked sidewalks.
Houses were built touching each other, leaving no room for ventilation. Perhaps most importantly, homes lacked toilets and sewage systems, and as a result, drinking water sources, such as wells, were frequently contaminated with disease.
Cholera, tuberculosis, typhus, typhoid, and influenza ravaged through new industrial towns, especially in poor working-class neighborhoods. In10, people died of cholera in three months in London alone "Public Health Timeline". Tuberculosis claimed 60, to 70, lives in each decade of the 19th century Robinson.
People who received medical treatment in the first half of the 19th century likely worsened under the care of trained doctors and untrained quacks. Doctors still used remedies popular during the Middle Ages, such as bloodletting and leeching.
They concocted toxic potions of mercury, iron, or arsenic. They also encouraged heavy use of vomiting and laxatives, both of which severely dehydrated patients and could contribute to early death, especially among infants and children whose bodies would lose water dangerously fast Robinson.
Even though there were more doctors in the cities, life expectancy was much lower there than in the country. Poor nutrition, disease, lack of sanitation, and harmful medical care in these urban areas had a devastating effect on the average life expectancy of British people in the first half of the 19th century.
The Registrar General reported in that the average life expectancy in rural areas of England was 45 years of age but was only 37 in London and an alarming 26 in Liverpool Haley.
What role, if any, do you think the government should take to improve public health in the new industrial cities? The government should not intervene in the free market to improve public health. Citizens are free to hire a doctor, go to a hospital, or seek their own medical remedies, as they have for centuries.
Government has not been and should not be in the business of building houses for poor people. If the government were to provide free housing, medical care, and water, it would have to raise taxes enormously on businesses and citizens, which would hurt the economy a great deal.
For the benefit of the common good, the government should establish a commission to investigate public health in new industrial cities.
The government should then set standards and regulations to ensure that drinking water is safe.You will learn about the effects of the Industrial Revolution on living and working conditions, urbanization (the growth of cities), child labor, public health, working class family life, the role of women, the emerging middle class, and economic growth and income.
Sep 18, · It would take just one person in the s to make the general public aware of the cause and effect of human outgrowth from the Industrial Revolution.
CEPR organises a range of events; some oriented at the researcher community, others at the policy commmunity, private sector and civil society. Industrial Revolution During the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, pollution became a major problem with the introduction of the steam engine and a series of technological advances that led to the production of goods shifting from homes and small factories to large industrial factories.
A positive effect of the Industrial Revolution was the decrease in prices. Before the Industrial Revolution people had worked at home on farms or in small workshops.
Making cloth was done entirely by hand which caused clothes to be more expensive. The Industrial Revolution led to the development of factories for large-scale production with consequent changes in society. Originally the factories were steam-powered, but later transitioned to electricity once an electrical grid was developed.
The mechanized assembly line was introduced to assemble parts in a repeatable fashion, with individual .