The Influence Of The Middle Class In Britain

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With the Industrial Revolution, came a plethora of higher paid jobs for middle class men, and as the population of middle class people increased, more people got more money. The workers got paid as did the investors whose companies flourished with new educated workers to not only as artisans but also managers and supervisors. With the burgeoning middle class people improving the financial status of themselves and others, they had more prominence in economic, social, and political aspects of Britain. The middle class was seen as vital because of their efficiency in industry. This upper class fellow, Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, claimed that “the progress in the wealth and prosperity of the country… a progress mainly due to the skill and industry of the productive classes, has been most rapid and marvelous.” (good will use primary pg 3). He believed in the power and importance of the middle class just because of what they had done…show more content…
Due to the amount of wealth brought into England by the middle class workers, the number of savings accounts more than tripled while the total euros in the accounts more than doubled from 1831 to 1864 (good will use primary pg 2). As the banks received more money, they had more money to invest or give out as loans. This money went to directly support and influence the British economy, and it originated from the middle classes. The middle class acquired a greater influence over the economic part of England due to its financial growth. These middle class Britons obtained enough money to buy products for decoration and entertainment, which convinced shops to make more products and migrate to urban areas. The increasing middle class money also found its way into the savings accounts in banks, which provided more money for the banks to invest in companies or loans to keep supporting the British

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