The Industrial Times

The 1877 Edition

The Industrial Times


Sam Washington Biography

Sam Washington was born in Manchester, England in 1820. He has been head of the factory for over 30 years now. Many children have said that Mr. Washington is a very calm and fair man to live with. If they get injured he makes sure they are attended to by a doctor, paying the fees with the money that they would have earned that day

Sam is not only a factory owner, he also offers a roof to orphans with no home or food, in return for daily work. Abused kids have said that his factory was a better place to them than their original home. Sam offers the necessary supplies for the children to survive. He opened his factory because he thinks that second chances are a good opportunity to start over, no matter how bad your life was before.



Sam does agree with child labor, but he says the children must have suitable and reasonably safe working conditions. Child labour allows children to earn money to buy school books and support their family income.

Sam is for child labour as he believes it gives abused children a second chance in life, to learn new skills and possibly start their own factory or business later in life, where they can help kids and earn a steady living just like Washington.

For orphans or children with abusive parents, child labour allows them to take their minds off family problems and other issues that may be bothering them. At the end of the day, their work hasn’t been for nothing as they get paid a fair amount so they can support themselves and their family. 

Industrial Revolution – Cause and Effects

What Caused The Industrial Revolution?

The Industrial Revolution was caused by the teamwork of all factors working together to create new ideas and man-made machines. In the Industrial Revolution, the factors included: coal extraction, the railways, steam power, industrial production, agricultural production and iron smelting. Although at first these don’t seem to have much to do with each other, after looking closer at each of them, we realise that the factors are all connected with each other. Like any other chain or web it is a system that interlinks all factors and gives each of them a purpose in the final product. For example, during the Industrial Revolution, iron smelting was really important as without it railroads could not have been made, and supplies needed to create new machines would have taken much longer to travel from the production location to the developing machines. However, iron can not be smelted without the use of coal, and even if it wasn’t needed, the railroad system would have nothing to power it… But for people to be able to mine this coal, they need energy, which – as humans – we gain most from food. This means that for trains to work, steam power is needed, yet to reach that stage, iron smelting is necessary to create both the trains and the tracks and – as mentioned before – to smelt iron, coal is needed. This is originally mined by people who need food to power their energy, which comes down to the agricultural production… So to conclude, there was not a single factor that caused the Industrial Revolution but rather the collaboration of them all.


Industrial Revolution Effects Brain Frame