West Civ ID Terms - ID list Ch 12 Industrial Revolution 1 Thomas Malthus hates babies Thinks lowering birthrates is the only way to decrease poverty

West Civ ID Terms - ID list Ch 12 Industrial Revolution 1...

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ID list Ch. 12: Industrial Revolution 1. Thomas Malthus: hates babies. Thinks lowering birthrates is the only way to decrease poverty; supports laissez-faire economics. 2. Adam Smith: Scottish political thinker renowned for his work Wealth of Nations , one of the first modern economic works, which championed a laissez-faire system, in which self-interest is the primary motivator of workers. Division of labor: break jobs up into tiny jobs, give rise to concentrated specialists: creates more jobs, also more efficiency since workers don't have to change jobs/positions. 3. Textile industry: Hargreave's spinning jenny and other convenience inventions increased output. Water power caused workers to centralize around water sources like rivers. 4. James Watt: improved on the steam engine, created more efficiency and greater range of locations since water source was unneeded. 5. Henry Bessemer: steel manufacture. More durability and stronger metal for better machines 6. George Stephenson: first public steam locomotive railway. Transportation getting better 7. Agents of industrialization: 1. migration of guild workers illegal in england: artisans secretly snuck out and spread industrialization outside of Britain. 2. Government: subsidies, tariffs, infrastructure. Government assisted in costs of railways, also cheap british goods 3. banks: had many shareholders and were able to lend money 4. natural resources. 8. Urbanization: rural countysides were turning into cities, which had terrible living conditions and were crowded and horrid. 9. Luddites: hated machinery, used to attack and destroy them, costing company owners much money. 10. Friedrich Engels: Conditions of the Working Class in England: industrial revolution was bad for workers, negative effect on lower class. Beginnings of socialism. 11. Saint-Simon: early socialist, wanted to reconcile classes, not cause class warfare. preached the opportunity to create a new society.: scientific knowledge, if properly understood by everyone, could unite the people similar to how Christianity did. Scientifically organized society. 12. Charles Fourier: Society and human needs conflict, cause misery. Must reorganize society, create tiny hedonistic communities in order to satisfy men's needs for pleasure and therefore happiness. 13. Robert Owen: Scotland. Healthy, happy workers = better production. Clean, well- organized factories that treated workers well. Eventually, New Harmony, Indiana. 14. Sadler Commission Report: Series of questions posed to workers about living conditions and moral conditions of workers: depraved and horrid. Raised awareness. 15. Factory Act (1833): Age restrictions on amount of work allowed. 9-14 year olds, no more than 9 hours a day. 14-17 year olds, no more than 16 hours per week. 16. Reform Act (1832: Suffrage extended to middle class.

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