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  1. Is Quarry Bank Mill a typical example of manufacture and production in a British factory of the late 18th century?

    They started to swap strips to join their lands in larger units. If they could not agree, the larger landowners could get Parliament to pass an Enclosure Act to force the redistribution of the land. Some farmers like, Viscount Townshend adopted the Norfolk four course rotation of crops. These crops were swapped around the fields every year. Other farmers experimented with new machinery. Jethro Tull invented a seed drill. Tull later invented a horse-drawn hoe. These changes in farming had far reaching effects. The quantity of food produced increased and the quality also improved, which helped the population grow.

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  2. Describe law and order in London in the late nineteenth century

    The other force was the 'Thames River police force' which was only just set up in 1800 and was formed by magistrate Patrick Colquhoun and a Master Mariner, John Harriott, in 1798 to tackle theft and looting from ships anchored in the Pool of London and the lower reaches of the river. The two police forces only dealt with small crimes like petty theft and didn't really target serious crimes such as homicide and whenever riots broke out in London, the government was forced to call the army because the 'Runners' and the 'River police' could not control the crowds.

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  3. Why did the Whitechapel murders attract so much attention in 1888?

    The politicians especially blamed the government for the state of places such as Whitechapel. Whitechapel was in the East End of London and was a cosmopolitan area. Immigrants came to the East End, mainly Poles and Jews from Prussia, because the rents were low and people did not ask many questions. Rents were low because there were more than 200 lodging houses which sleep almost 90,000 people. Even though rents were not high, people were poor and many women turned to prostitution to get their daily wages and in 1888 the Metropolitan Police estimated that there were 1,200 prostitutes in Whitechapel.

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  4. Why were the police unable to catch Jack the Ripper?

    Although this was a significant piece of evidence, it was not given straight to the police. The press gave the letters to the police shortly after the death of the Rippers fourth victim which could have meant that if the press had acted earlier the police could have had a chance to catch the Ripper by having more undercover patrols. Also, the press played its part in nationalising the Ripper murders. The newspapers often exaggerated and sensationalised stories by mentioning as much gruesomeness as they could.

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  5. How Typical of Medieval Churches is St. Marys Church?

    Many more modifications were made to the church during this time using the money left from rich merchants in the wool trade, and rich families who spent a lot of there time in the church worshipping. The Font at St. Marys is just one of its many features. It's made of stone as shown in the picture to the right; Fonts can be made from other materials such as marble, or wood. This font has been engraved with the twelve decipals that go all around the font however upon closer inspection there faces have been hacked off.

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  6. Persecution and Prejudice

    The Jews were blamed for Germanys struggle, they were made to look like the reason for Germany's downfall and with Hitler's word blaming them the Jews were pinned up and humiliated. This humiliation became more serious until actions were carried out. Hitler and the n**i party set up early acts of discrimination showing their anti-Semitism. These included the Nuremburg laws and the boycott in 1933. The Nuremburg laws included no s****l relations outside of marriage between Jews and German blood citizens, and marriages between the two were forbidden. Jews were also not allowed to display their national flags or colours.

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  7. Jack The Ripper Coursework

    Often because of this motive, the police were attacked by mobs of the poorer classes and severely injured with broken bones and often wounds from a knife or weapon. Although at this time, it was thought that more murders were committed than usual, it is actually not a true statement and the same crimes continued. Petty thieving, begging, vagrants, street brawls were some of the petty crimes committed but the more often ones were mugging and prostitution. These petty crimes did start to increase but as the police force grew stronger the amount of those petty crimes decreased very rapidly.

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  8. What was the Contribution of Technology towards Winning the War for Britain?

    However, as time passed by, it was later discovered that tanks could be used in a completely different way - propaganda. They made their first appearance on the battlefield in September 1916. Upon meeting the Germans, they were in full shock - scared of such a machine. They had no idea as to what it was - just an image in front them, getting nearer and nearer by the second. They also crushed through any barbed wire in their way.

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  9. History - NICRA

    That's because they weren't able to get good enough jobs to pay for good houses. This then lead to families living in the same homes. For example there would have been three families living in the same small house. Also the Catholics were discriminated against in the same way. But also they were tortured by local police authorities. For example when a women at 19 years of age who was a protestant got a council before a catholic family of five. This then lead to rally in Tyrone at a barricade which was there to stop a march.

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  10. why were the police unable to catch Jack the Ripper?

    For example, it could have been the Queens grandson Prince Edward Victor whom Had been rumoured to have visited Whitechapel frequently to ask for certain favours and rode in a carriage. Or Jack The Ripper could have had an occupation that dealt with a lot of blood. For example a butcher because if he were a butcher, he would have had an excuse to go around with a lot of blood on himself and nobody would have raised any interest. Furthermore, a butcher would have had the knowledge of whereabouts the organs were and the skill of removing them quickly.

  11. Letter in the blitz DRAFT

    Rats are wondering around as if they own the place, they are feasting on the decomposing corpses. At least the rats can find food, unlike us.. My family and I are starving, we haven't had a descent meal in days. I haven't had a descent nights sleep at that. Each time I dose off the air raid siren goes off. I am so worried about papa, he went away to work- or so they tell me -and lil' Katherine was sent to the countryside.

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  12. Martin luther king

    which supported equal rights for black people. Another organisation formed by Marcus Garvey was Universal n***o Improvement Association (UNIA), which demanded that the blacks left the USA and should keep complete segregation from all non-blacks setting up there own country in Liberia which is in west Africa. A contrast to this suggestion was William Du Bois who created the Niagara Movement campaigning for freedom of speech and an end to racial discrimination. This led to so many conflicting ideas, the Government found it easier to discount them.

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  13. The civil war

    A long term reason for the civil war was the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism. Although Charles was protestant the marriage to Henretta Maria, a catholic, showed he was strongly sympathetic to the catholic church. Most people were protestant at that time. They were worried that the church would become more catholic and that the heirs were being brought up as Catholics. An example of the publics opinion was shown when Charles introduced a new prayer book in Scotland.

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  14. Gallipoli movie essay

    Not everyone agrees with the war. How are anti-war sentiments brought out during the scenes in the desert? Frank feels that he shouldn't have to fight because it's an English war. In addition Archie believes that their athleticism would be of great benefit and that they do share a responsibility to support their allies. How does the scene at the Homestead following Frank and Archies successful crossing of the desert reflect thinking of the time? The thinking of the time was that it was good to go to war and to support your allies.

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  15. Justifications for WW1

    World War I, instead, was an accumulation of small, insignificant political, economical and territorial reasons which added up to a terrible war. But countries do act with a n eye on their legacy and try to justify their actions and blame the other for what happened and that's exactly what occurred in this war possibly even more than in others because of the lack of real profound reasons. Bertrand Russell said about the war "And all this madness, all this rage, all this flaming death of our civilization and our hopes, has been brought about because a set of official

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  16. Jack the Ripper Coursework. Describe the system of law and order in the late 19th century.

    After the b****y Code was brought to an end, a new punishment called the death sentence (capital punishment) was introduced. This was thought to be the most effective form of punishment, as it was very harsh, this making it a deterrent. But judges were very lenient to give out this sentence so the country needed another form of punishment and this was Transportation. Transportation involved the criminal being shipped to Australia, so that they are away from the UK. The aim of this also was to deter people from committing crimes. Transportation reduced crime in the United Kingdom, as the criminals were sent to another country, and were slowly fading away from the UK.

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  17. Explain the main features of the US economic boom of the 1920s

    This is good, as they didn't need to import it from elsewhere. In the 1920's the US economy Bloomed! This was shown by the vast amount of building being built all over the US. As they needed the buildings to be build to house the demand for factories. The 1920's were a time of innovation for the US they were they world leaders! The electricity consumption had doubled, and in 1929, 70% of Americans has electric lights. 1924 was the year of mass production; many products such as electricity, electric products, cloths and cars were being mass-produced.

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  18. Ilocos: A rich leftover of both Colonial and Local Culture

    His body was preserved in Vigan Vigan, among the other towns, could tell more stories about the Ilocandia. It was once called as "Kabigbigaan" from "biga"-a plant with ornate leaves. Its name "Bigan" was later changed to Vigan. To the Spaniards it was Villa Fernandina in honor of King Ferdinand of Spain (Brillantes, www.santa.gov.ph/ilocossure/ghistory.html). Vigan is one of the most visited places in Ilocos because of its richly preserved remnant of cultures brought by Spaniards who did not only subject the people by its dogmatic church doctrines but also all other adjuncts of their culture-their habits and customs, their educational system, their aristocracy and the aura of the World.

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  19. The Cool Doctor

    The Visayan Islands (Samar and Leyte) are, in Philippine Folk Belief, the home of the witches. Whatever might have directed to this "distinction", general observations showed that the belief in witches and witchcraft is common to all segments of the population in the Barrios as well as in the towns of Leyte and Samar. This witchcraft practice is said to be widely occurring even the time prior to the coming of Spaniards here in the Philippines (Johnson 2000). Thus, this is apparently a historical manifestation that the place had a rich and unifying culture and traditions in spite of its archipelagic characteristics (like in Almagro and Sto.

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  20. Black Country Museum Local History Coursework

    However, it cannot be 100% accurate due to many reasons, which I will explore in this essay. Firstly we entered the heart of the community; the mine. There were grass fields outside, an inaccuracy because they should have been barren. The mine we visited was called the Racecourse Colliery (est. 1850) and was a drift mine. The girls went in first then the boys, whereas, in fact, whole families used to work together in the past (See source 17). Inside it was very cramped and dark, with an uneven floor.

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  21. Assess the impact of the Welfare Reforms of the Labour Government 1945-57 on the lives of the British people.

    The legislation of Social Security introduced the Industrial Injuries Act in July 1946. This Act gained compensation for all injuries sustained at work which was paid by the government and not employers. All workers were covered under this Act. However, all workers and employers had to contribute payments to the insurance scheme. The National Insurance Act 1946 was introduced and improved the old Liberal Act. This Act allowed for unemployment and sickness benefits, retirement, widow's pension and maternity grants. All people in work were included in this act. By including all workers and families in the benefits scheme it seemed to be an effective attack on poverty.

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  22. Hitlers promise of a better future for German people was the most important reason for the growth in support for the Nazis up to 1933. How accurate is this view?

    The Weimar Republic was brought in being in January 1919 following the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Fredrich Ebert, leader of the largest party, the Social Democrats, became the first President. Germany's democracy had a parliament and a democracy which on paper was regarded as the finest democracy of modern times. However, the Republic was far from popular. It was overwhelmed by economic problems from the begging and threats to its future from enemies. The Weimar government where associated with defeat from the very beginning as they had accepted the terms of Versailles.

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  23. Holocaust Coursework question 1

    Towards the end of 1938, Jewish children were excluded from schools and Jewish schools were closed. In some public places, anti-semitic posters were put up and speakers erected which played propaganda speeches in the background. Also in public spaces Jews were limited as to what they did, e.g. they couldn't walk in parks or sit on benches. There was also many occasions where German soldiers publicly humiliated (by making them dance, cut their beards, taunt them...) or beat Jews on the street in front of many spectators.

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  24. Civil Rights question 5

    TV is a very good way of influencing a person's opinion, a good example of this is source F which shows a poll in which people of America said what they thought was one of the countries problems. As you look at this poll, you see that all the events, which change from year to year, change with the media coverage they would get. For example, in 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis was in the eye of the media and would have been on people's minds a lot, and this is the same in 1963 where the opinion turns to racial problems, as this would have got more media coverage because of major events and protests.

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  25. Describe the disadvantages that black Americans faced in the early 1950s?

    This idea of separating Blacks from Whites was all down to the Jim Crow Laws. Examples of segregation involved was that blacks were forbidden to eat in the same restaurant as the whites, they were also not allowed to be treated in the same hospitals as the whites, this also meant that the whites had better medical care compared to the blacks. The black Americans were also treated difftently on buses. If a white person was standing they would have to give up their seat for a white person. Also a black Americans would have to seat at the rear view of the bus.

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