Working Conditions

Britain 1815- 51

Topic 1: Working conditions

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what date was the mines act?
1842
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what was one of the rules of the mines act?
no children under 10 or women allowed to work, inspectors could visit at any time
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what are 3 examples of working conditions in mines?
Dangerous (gas explosions, mine collapses), child labour, physical consequences, brutal punishments, very low wages.
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what was the date of the factory act?
1833
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name one of the rules that was in place because of this act
no children under 9 to wrok, children must go to school
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what are 3 examples of working conditions in factories?
long hours, low wages, cruel punishments, accidents, health problems
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why was overcrowding a problem in towns?
spread disease, cramped conditions
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why was ventilation a problem in towns?
back to back houses, lack of fresh air and light
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what was pollution in towns caused by?
burning of coal in factories
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why was waste disposal a problem in towns?
waste in streets and gutters, great stink
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what disease was spread around towns in 1830?
cholera
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