Industrial Revolution

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- Greater social change took place in Britain during the period 1750-1900.

- Changes were gradual.

- Altered the way most people lived.

- This revolution also had an effect on policing & punishment.

Industrial Revolution

  • Towns
    • 1750 - The population was 9.5 million people in England and Wales
    • 1900 - The population increased to 41.5 million people
    • People lived in towns - crowded in poor housing
  • Wealth and Taxes
    • Two centuries of trade and industrial growth had made Britain a wealthy country.
    • Income tax was introduced for the first time in the 1790's to help pay for the war against France.
    • 1800's - Governments collected higher taxes to pay for reforms that would improve people's lives.
  • Voting
    • 1750 - 1 in 8 men had the right to vote in a general election
    • 1885 - Nearly all men were able to vote
    • Governments began to make reforms such as improving housing and health, which would win them votes from ordinary people.
  • Work
    • 1750 - Farming had been the way nearly everyone earned…


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