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Catholic Social Doctrine
Church History,
Unit 7
 
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution and thecorresponding emphasis on capitalism meantthat life in countries affected by thesedevelopments could be miserable.
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The Industrial Revolution
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Industrial jobs typically paid poor wages,required long hours, exploited workers(especially children and immigrants), and jeopardized health and safety.
Workers had few legal protections.
Political leaders were ofteninfluenced by industry tycoonswho wanted to preserve thestatus quo.
Many people who could not or would not find jobs in factorieswere left to starve.
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