Dbq Victorian Era

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The Victorian era lasted from 1830 to 1880 in England under Queen Victoria, who has the longest reign in England history of sixty three years. This time marks the climax of England’s economic and military dominance. in the nineteenth-century England was the first modern industrial nation. The wars with France, and internal conflict, made England unstable, and their survival at point troubled. The invention of the steam engine and machine for spinning and weaving sparked the Industrial Revolution, creating growth of textile industry. England’s production of iron many went to the construction of railroads, the first commercial stretch in 1830, and within twenty years there was seven thousand miles of tracks. Population nearly doubled in England despite immigration, because agricultural production increase, and medical improvements. Some people believed that these improvements meaning that humans were in harmony with the universe; however the economy was unequipped to handle the increase in population. In 1817 people were only payed enough for them to survive to decrease the chance of over population, but this leaded to the Potato Famine of 1845, killing one million people. People would work anywhere that they could find a job, for sixteen hours a day, six days a week just to survive.…show more content…
In the 1840s people were unemployed, hungry, and diseased, which created the People’s Charter that demanded a Parliament where any man could serve. The increases in technological advances caused many people to begin questioning the Bible, and they started to find solutions to their problems from place outside of religion. This the first time period where people were rewarded for their writings, and shared criticism on
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