The Industrial Revolution affected standard of living in a good way: by adding more opportunities for them(the people). Also, before the Industrial Revolution there was only two options :make a profitable living in agriculture or have the tools necessary to enter an independent trade. After it, there was room in the economy for those who could do neither of these choices. There was factories that could only hire those ready for work for the wages offer to them and the wages were low. The women had went the factories as well so, they can have food to feed their children. The children too had to work as well for food and to help their families. In addition, it saved them, in strict sense of term, from death.
2. Evaluate this claim:”The New Deal was a wise series of government actions that healed the problems afflicting the economy.”
It wasn’t a series of wise actions but the opposite. Because the industries had to have a draft of production code themselves and all was pretty much equal.All had to have minimum wages,minimum prices,hours of production,production method,and so on. which is not good because there is no competition,and everything is equal. This does not heal an economy,it only makes it worse. In addition, industries had to comply(obey orders) and if they don’t they could get punished. Just by this there is no way the New Deal helped the economy and the people.