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What was the domestic system?
A manufacturing system where workers would make products in there homes using materials supplied by maufacturers. Finished products were then returned for payment.
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When did the domestic system come about?
18th Century
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Give 2 advantages of the domestic system.
Dictate your own working hours and being able to look after family.
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Give 2 disadvantages of the domestic system.
Payed much lower wages than they would have been in the factories and was a longer process of producing cloth etc.
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Definition of Carding.
Taking the tangled wool and straightening it; often done by children.
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Definition of Spinning.
Twisting the fibres into a single thread; often done by women.
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Definition of Weaving.
Turning the yarn into cloth on a loom; often done by men.
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Who invented the Flying Shuttle and when?
John Kay, 1733
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Who invented the Spinning Jenny and when?
James Hargreaves, 1764
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Who invented the Spinning frame and when?
Richard Arkwright, 1769
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Who invented the Spinning Mule and when?
Samuel Crompton, 1779
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Who invented the Power Loom and when?
Edmund Cartwright, 1785
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What were the charists 6 demands?
General election to be held annually, no property qualification for MP's, MPs to be paid salary, electoral districts of equal size, secret ballot and universal male suffrage.
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Why did the chartists want annual election?
To make sure that if the parliment wasnt delievering a new one could be chosen sooner rather than later.
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Why did the chartists want no property qualifications for MP's and payment for MP's?
So that any man, working class or middle class, could be a representative and pursue there chosen career path wihtout having to sacrifice there income.
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Why did the chartists want equal constituences?
To iradicate rotten boroughs and give the majority areas like cities/towns a representative.
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Why did the chartists want a secret ballot?
To reduce bribery and also stop people from being victimised for there choices.
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Why did the chartists want universal male suffrage?
To allow working class people to have a say in how the country was run.
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Who lead the moral force chartists and what was there approach?
William Lovett, petitions and marches.
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Who lead the physical force chartists and what was there approach?
Fergus O'conner, riots and attacks.
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When did the Peterloo Massacre happen?
16th August 1819.
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How many were killed and injured?
15 killed and 100's injured.
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Who were they there to see?
Henry Hunt.
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How many were in the crowd?
60,000.
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When the Peterloo Massacre happened, what was going on in Europe and how did this effect things?
The French Revolution, parliment feared we would have our own revolution here in Britain.
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