Higher Standard of Living

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Higher Standard of Living

The Industrial Revolution was intended to make the standard of living much higher for people in America.  It has been argued that more production of goods led to people being able to live to a higher standard.  There are also arguments that the revolution caused a lower standard of living because people were being crowded into houses with unsanitary conditions and more and more people were working in bad conditions caused by cities trying to industrialize so fast.

The Industrial Revolution changed things from agricultural to industrial.  All of the new production methods and inventions sought to make life better for people, but this is still debated even today.