SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

About This Presentation
Title:

SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Description:

solutions to problems of industrial revolution problems many workers in poverty unsafe working conditions poor quality products monopolies control businesses ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:129
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 20
Provided by: Thomas1588
Category:

less

Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION


1
SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
2
pRObLEmS
  • MANY WORKERS IN POVERTY
  • UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
  • POOR QUALITY PRODUCTS
  • MONOPOLIES CONTROL BUSINESSES
  • OVERCROWDED CITIES
  • POLLUTION!

3
ADAM SMITH FATHER OF CAPITALISM
4
CAPITALISM
  • Smiths Theory
  • Individuals acting naturally in their own
    self-interest would bring about the greatest good
    for society as a whole (work for own profit will
    be good for nation too)
  • Believed government should not regulate
    businesses (laissez faire)

5
But greed kicked in
A few became very rich at expense of their
workers and All of us were eating meat with rat
poison flavoring!
6
Some people advocated new types of economic
systems.
7
SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM
  • Karl Marx a German in exile in Britain
  • He believed that the history of the world was a
    history of class struggle between the haves and
    the have nots
  • He predicted that during the Capitalist stage of
    society the workers would be so miserable that
    they would eventually rise up and overthrow their
    employers and rulers.

8
KARL MARX
9
SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM
  • The Workers would then set up a new society based
    on the sharing of goods
  • All people would work at the job they enjoy and
    are best at
  • Everyone would be happy and fulfilled thus no
    government would be necessary
  • Utopia or a perfect society

10
(No Transcript)
11
PERFECT THEORIES NEVER WORK!
  • Neither Capitalism nor Communism worked as their
    authors had envisioned
  • The first country to have a communist revolution
    was Russiabut the leaders of the revolution
    kept all the power and control for themselves and
    the people never had the perfect society promised.

12
Lenin
Workers unite!
13
CAPITALISM REVISED
  • Most of the Industrialized countries solved the
    problems of Capitalism without having an all-out
    revolution!
  • UNIONS WERE DEVELOPED TO HELP THE WORKERS
    PRESSURE THEIR BOSSES FOR BETTER PAY AND
    CONDITIONS.

14
(No Transcript)
15
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
  • Eventually the governments in most
    industrialized countries had to begin passing
    laws to protect the health and safety of their
    citizens.
  • 1) child labor laws
  • 2) minimum wages/limits on hours
  • 3) food handling and packing laws
  • Etc. etc. etc..
  • THUS, no one has a pure Capitalistic system today
    (not even the USA)

16
(No Transcript)
17
NEED FOR RESOURCES
  • The next problem
  • How to get all of the natural resources necessary
    to sustain an industrialized economy
  • and to get them as cheaply as
    possible.

18
(No Transcript)
19
IMPERIALISM
  • Lets Just take them from those
    countries/continents who are not industrialized!
  • --- Here we go again-------
Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
About PowerShow.com