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crunchcrunchgoesthewhale
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RoyalFlush100
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American industrial revolution, good or bad?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/23/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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crunchcrunchgoesthewhale

Con

The industrial revolution was bad for the United states. It may have been good economically and we may still be using the same ways of making things they did then, but in the end, many children were deprived of an education, many people got injured, and the united states became huge.

(I'm sorry, just trying to get some practice in for a debate in class)
RoyalFlush100

Pro

Con never specifies which Industrial Revolution is being referred to. I will assume they mean the Second Industrial Revolution.

R1-Children Deprived of Education
Con asserts that many children were deprived of an education (which was never cited). However, on balance during the 2nd Industrial Revolution education increased dramatically. In 1890, only about 200,000 students were enrolled in US secondary schools. However, by 1910 it reached about 1,000,000. (1)

R2-Injuries
Although injuries may have occurred more frequently during the 2nd Industrial Revolution (again, not cited), however, labour unions also began to form more rapidly during this period. (2) Not to mention, per capita GDP increased during the 2nd Industrial Revolution as people became wealthier. (3)


R3-US Became Huge
Con doesn't really explain what this means.

C1-Economic Growth
The United States' economy grew during the 2nd Industrial Revolution. (4)

Also, from the Industrial Revolution new technologies were introduced and led to great urbanization. The Modernization Theory says this is what leads to the formation of mature economies, along with increased wealth and education, which both increased during the 2nd Industrial Revolution as shown above. (5)

C2-Technologies used Today
Several technologies used today which have made society more convenient and connected were developed during the 2nd Industrial Revolution. This includes telecommunications, automobiles, electricity, rubber, bicycles, petroleum, railways, and steel. (6)


1-http://en.wikipedia.org...
2-http://en.wikipedia.org...
3-https://aneconomicsense.files.wordpress.com...
4-http://ablog.typepad.com...
5-http://en.wikipedia.org...
6-http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
crunchcrunchgoesthewhale

Con

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RoyalFlush100

Pro

Arguments extended.
Debate Round No. 2
crunchcrunchgoesthewhale

Con

crunchcrunchgoesthewhale forfeited this round.
RoyalFlush100

Pro

Arguments extended.
Debate Round No. 3
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