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  • Name: Unit 3 - Industrial Revolution Period: Mrs. Toxqui

    Writing Assignment #3: Positive and Negative Effects of the Industrial Revolution DBQ

    Historical Background:

    The Industrial Revolution, which began in England in the late 1700s, had a wide range of positive and negative effects on the economic and social life of the people of England. Industrialization spread, and eventually raised the standard of living for many people in Europe and North America in the 1800s. Yet the process also brought suffering to countless workers who crowded into filthy cities to toil for starvation wages.


    Overall, did Industrialization have a greater positive or negative effect on society?


    Complete the pre-writing activities. Read and annotate (highlight/underline and write comments in the margin) each document. Answer the questions that follow each document. Then, complete the graphic organizer for putting your paragraph together. Lastly write a paragraph on your own sheet of lined paper citing at least three documents. Though it is not required, you are welcome to type your paragraph if you would like to or if you have poor handwriting.

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