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Britain between 1750-1900

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Britain between 1750-1900 There were many changes in Britain between 1750-1900.These changes included; Population, Work, Transport, Health, Culture and Politic. This essay will analyse how greater a difference it made throughout the years in detail. One of the biggest changes were population. Population changed dramatically. In 1750 the total population was about 11 million. Many babies died before their first birthday. The annual death rate was 28 deaths per 1000 people. In 1825 the total population was about 21 million. Many babies stilled died in their first year of life but families were very large. The annual death rate was 22 deaths per 1000 people. In 1900 the total population was 40 million. The population of England had risen at a rapid rate since 1825. In Scotland and Wales population was also rising but more slowly than England. The population of Ireland had actually fallen owing to a dreadful famine and the emigration that followed it. In England about 75 per cent of people lived in towns. Huge urban areas had developed. The annual death rate had fallen to 18 deaths per 1000 people and the birth rate was falling too. ...read more.


Since 1750 coal production had tripled, and iron production had increased by ten times. Farmers were growing more food than in 1750. Common grazing land or wasteland in many villages had successfully turned into land to grow crops. But in 1900, many farmers now used machine, although most the machines were horsed-powered. Industries were now dominated by coal, iron, steel and textiles. Steam power had been introduced into industries, even in small factories and workshops. As industries increased it was important to improve transport, by getting round the country in 1750 was a slow process. People and goods travelled by water if possible- either the coast or by rivers. Some rivers had been developed or straightened so boats could use them. The first canal completed was in 1776. As time went on {1825} there were now 20,000 miles of well surfaced turnpike roads. Many canals had been built. A network of waterways linked the most important industrial areas. In mining areas horse-drawn trams and wagons that ran on rails were used. The first steam railway was transporting coal and passengers from Stockton to Darlington. ...read more.


But women were ruled out. Five per cent of the population could vote in the houses of common but women in 1825 still couldn't vote. At a political meeting held in Manchester in 1819 to demand reform of parliament, troops killed eleven people. This event is known as the 'Peterloo Masacre'. In 1900 most men could now vote but women still couldn't vote. Parliament included many MPs from the growing industrial towns and fewer from the country areas. The government in London and local authorities now played a large part in everyone's life. They had improved living and working conditions. There has been an amazing change throughout the world from 1750-1900. Not all has changed for the better in some cases, e.g. when work was easier to get in the city's people began to go and live there. Which meant that the city became crowded and infection spread faster. Not everything changed at the same pace e.g. Railways were introduced in 1825 and only five per cent of the population could vote until 1900, when most men could vote but throughout all the years {1750-1900} women still couldn't vote. By Harriet Seaton ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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A very well written review of some of the key changes to have occurred in Britain between 1750-1900. This answer could have been improved through checking grammar and spelling and also with the incorporation of references.
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