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Family Structures and Women in the Industrial Revolution

The Spinning Jenny was the earliest textile-related machine, but what was the new mechanization used during this period? It was the mechanization of weaving.
Early factory workers were allowed to.. Hire their wives and children as assistants.
In the mid-1920's weaving and spinning machines were placed in a factory and they did not require skilled operators. So who were the people who met the requirements? Why? Women and Children worked because they accepted lower wages and they did not try to assemble a union or organization.
The people became concerned of child laborers in what year? In the 1830's
What was the English Factory Act of 1833? It forbade the employment of children under age nine, limiting the workday of children nine to thirteen of nine hours a day, and it also required the factory owners to pay for two hours of education a day for there children.
What happened in 1847 because of the British workers demanding shorter workdays? In 1847, Parliament mandated a ten-hour workday so they could spend more time with their children.
The European family was passing from being the chief unit of production and consumption to? They became the chief unit of consumption.
Since wages were sent over long distances to parents, children would now do what? They would begin to move farther away.
Women became associated with what domestic duties in the early second industrial revolution? Nurturing and rearing children, housekeeping, food preparation, and household management.
Who usually supported the household? Men supported the household.
What was usually a women's task? Hand Spinning
Women who worked in factories around the 1820's were usually? Single, young women or widows.
In what country did the largest group of women work the land? France
What was a charwoman? She was hired for the day to do rough house cleaning or washing, and they usually symbolized working women.
Who was Louise Aston? She was a German political radical who wrote a poem about a women being offered money for the exchange of sex, so that she will be able to help support her family.
True or False: Illegitimate births decreased False illegitimate births increased and usually the father of the baby married the mother.
What was a supervised dormitory? It was a place where factory women lived. This helped the parents of young girls feel okay with allowing their child to stay there, since it was a safe environment.
Why did women bear many children? They bore many offspring because they were the ones allowed to enter the working world and help support their family.
Created by: Cianci