Paper 2 British Depth Study 1800-1914

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1831-2
First Cholera Epidemic.
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1842
Edwin Chadwicks published 'Report on the Sanitry Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britian' and explained that creating a public health system would save money.
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1848
Second Cholera Epidemic.
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1848Second Cholera Epidemic.
First Public Health Act.
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1850
Titus Salts model village Saltaire was built.
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1853-4
Third Cholera Epidemic.
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1853-4
John Snow discovered cholera was waterborne.
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1858
The 'Great Stink' when the summer was really hot and the sewage in the Thames and open sewers began togrow bacteria and let off a smell. Even Parliament refused to sit as it was right next to the River Thames.
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1859
Joseph Bazalgette was appointed to build a sewage system.
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1865
Joseph Bazalgettes sewage system was opened up by the Prince of Walees.
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1867
Reform Act was passed giving nearly 1 million men a vote.
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1871-2
Local Government Board was formed and people were appointed Medical Officers.
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1873
Joseph Chamberlain became Mayor of Bimingham.
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1874
Joseph Bazalgette was knighted for his work on London's sewers.
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1875
Public Health Act was made compulsary and became alot more effective as it forced local councils to act.
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1875
Artisans' Dwellings Act allowed the councils to be able to demolish slums and replace them with better housing standard due to Octavia Hills concern of terrible housing in which she created the Model Housing Scheme.
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1875
The Sale of Food and Drugs Act allowedpeopleto know what they were eating was exactly what they thought it was and improved the working classes health which meant sickness abscenses decreased.
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1876
The Rivers Pollution Act intended to reduce river pollution by making it illegal to dum chemicls or waste into the Thames, making dure bacteria didnt reach certain levels and appointed an inspector to make sure the act was being followed.
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1889
Charles Booth published his first edition of Life and Labour of the Poeple, this included that 30% of people in London were in sever poverty and how hard it was to find job and that some jobs wages couldnt even support a family.
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1895
Octavia Hill co-founded the National Trust.
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1899
Outbreak of The Boer War
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1901
Seebohm Rowntree publsed his reort Poverty, a Study of Town Life which showed that 28% of Yorks population could not afford the bare necessities of life.
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1905
A Royal Commisioner was set up by the government to examine were help for poor was good enough and published two reports named The Majority Report and The Minority Report.
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1906
Liberal Party won the election over conservatives.
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1906
Free School Meals Act set up to supply free school meals paid for by ratepayers.
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1907
School medical inspections became a law to supply an inspector and build clinics however, this was compulsary and not many people used it.
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1908
Childrens Charter was put in place to give some legal protection to children, this meant it was mad illegal for children under 16 to buy cigarettes, go to a pub or work in dangerous environments. This decreased the mortality rate massively.
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1908
Old Age Pensions Act introducedby Lloyd George to give a pension to people over 70 to avoid humiliation of workhouse however, not many people lived til 70.
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1909
Labour Exchanges meant that the unemployed could visit to find out about vacancies and one million jobs were filled a year.
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1909
The Budget Crisis happened when Llloyd George and Winston Churchill decided that the rich should pay taxes more heavily but when passed through the House of Lords they did not allow it.
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1910
A general election was called and when The Liberal Party won they reintroduced the Budget with the Kings support so the Commoners and Lords finally passed it.
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1911
National Insurance Act was set up to allow it if workers became ill or were unemployed they would still be paid a wage for so long.
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Edwin Chadwicks published 'Report on the Sanitry Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britian' and explained that creating a public health system would save money.

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1842

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Second Cholera Epidemic.

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First Public Health Act.

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Titus Salts model village Saltaire was built.

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