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  • About 21 million
  • 60% in countryside
  • 22 deaths per 1000 died each year
  • Lots of children died in 1st year of life


  • Many people still worked in workshops
  • The cotton industry was more important than the wool industry
  • Coal production tripled
  • Farmers grew more food
  • Grazing land was turned into land for crops
  • New crops and farming methods were tried out


  • A vaccination had been developed for smallpox
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  • People were crowded into towns so people got cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis
  • Didn't undestand about germs


  • Most middle and upper-class boys went to school
  • There were elementary schools that provided education for the poor
  • There were no new universities
  • There was a new interest in religion


  • There were 20,000 miles of turnpike roads
  • Many canals had been built. Now there was a network linking important areas
  • In mining areas horse-drawn trams and waggons on rails were used
  • The first steam railway that transported coal and people ran form Stockton to Darlington
  • The journey from London toEdinburgh took 3-5 days by boat and 46 hours by road
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  • 5% of the population could vote in elections, but women were not allowed to vote
  • Most of Britains growing cities were not allowed to elect there own MP's
  • Demands for 'Parliamentary Reform' were made at large meetings. At a political meeting held in Manchester in 1819 to demand reform of Parliament, troops killed 11 people. This event is known as the 'Peterloo Massacre'
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