Industrial Revolution

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  • Industrial Revolution 1750-1850
    • The growth of industry in Great Britain from 1750- late 1800s.
    • Britain began to make money from products which it made, not products which it grew.
    • The movement of people and rapid growth of cities caused old methods of law enforcement to break down.
    • Challenges to authority
      • Poor living and working conditions- workers were desperate for reform.
      • Revolution in France (1789) encouraged people to do the same.
      • People wanted the right tot vote, strike and criticize the government.
      • No police force until 1829 so soldiers used to control.
      • Law used to control people who protested about how Britain was run.


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