‘There was more continuity than change in the British economy in the years 1783-1812’. Assess the validity of this view. (25)

Introduction This period is often considered to be the beginnings of the industrial revolution in Britain. Overall, the British economy experienced a lot of change. However, the different aspects of economic development must be considered a change was not always experienced across all of the industries. The development of agriculture, transport, power, iron and coal and…

‘The hardships of the labouring classes in the years 1783-1812, as a result of industrialisation have been overstated’. Assess the validity of this view.

Intro During these years, Britain experienced the early years of its ‘industrial revolution’. This impacted the lives of people in Britain in many different ways, some of them positive and some of them negative. There were also other factors during this period that brought challenges. These include the Napoleonic Wars and the bad harvests. Overall, the…

To what extent did the Whig reforms of the 1830s address the problems faced by society as a result of industrialisation since c1800?

Introduction Following the Reform Act of 1832, there was an atmosphere under the Whig government of further measured reform. These were largely social and potentially resulted from popular pressure as the labouring classes had been excluded from the Reform Act 1832. Ultimately, although many of the reforms addressed issues highlighted by urbanisation this was too…

“It was a time of abundant prosperity and unquestioning national self-confidence 1945-1960.” Assess the validity of this view.

Intro During this time, America transitioned from war-time to peace-time which inevitably brought its challenges. Both the Truman and Eisenhower administrations faced social and economic success and failure. Ultimately, I would argue that although the economy generally improved from 1945 to 1960, many of the social problems remained the same. The statement is wholly inaccurate…

“In the years 1961 to 1968 campaigns to advance civil rights of African Americans made only limited progress in the face of bitter opposition.” Assess the validity of this view.

Intro Key civil rights legislation was passed during this period, the most prominent of which was the Civil Rights Act 1964. However, the extent to which this is thanks to the achievements of the civil rights movement must be questioned, since it also had significant limitations. We must also assess whether or not these limitations…

‘The wars with France in the years 1793 to 1812 had a greater effect on British society and the economy than they did on British politics.’ Assess the validity of this view.

Impacts on British Society War had encouraged more people to marry and at a younger age. This increased marital fertility. As a result there was a huge population boom as a result of war. Increased from 10.5 million (1801) to 12 million (1811) This resulted in a huge youthful population and ultimately had a negative…