Discontent after 1815

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  • Why was there discontent among ordinary people after 1815
    • New Machinery
      • Luddism uprising
    • Fall in corn prices
      • Basic food for majority of Britain
      • Bad for British farmers
    • Corn Laws
      • Napoleonic war and blockade resulted in the 1815 Corn Laws
    • Rapid population growth
      • 1812 population stood at 14.1 million
      • Fluctuations in food prices
      • Wage earners generally had larger families
      • High level of unemployment
    • Combination Laws
      • Banning of Trade Unions
      • Combined with bad industrial conditions, this caused discontent
    • Industrial slump
      • Government were losing support of middle class
    • Conditions in industrial towns
      • Injuries and disease
      • Low wages and labourous hours
    • Income tax abolished
      • Abolished in 1816
      • Previously taxed the wealthy and avoided indirect taxing
    • Government repression
      • Elitism
      • Refusal to make concessions
      • Peterloo Massacre
    • Speenhamland system
      • Sliding scale of bread prices

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