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Politics and society in the west Midlands during the industrial revolution

Politics and society in the west Midlands during the industrial revolution

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Published by The Polytechnic in Wolverhampton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by T.J. Raybould. Vol.13, Documents 235-244.
ContributionsRaybould, Trevor John.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20492213M

Josiah Wedgwood was a genius of the Industrial Revolution, dedicated equally to improvements in design and technology, to natural philosophy and commerce, and to social amelioration and progressive politics. The award-winning Wedgwood Museum, one of the finest ceramics museums in the world, well documents the development of an iconic English brand. West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its local recovery efforts from the coronavirus pandemic. full control over the adult education budget to our multi-million-pound housing and land fund to remediate derelict industrial sites.

The English region that was the birthplace of the industrial revolution wants more powers and funding from central government to help boost the UK economy. only the West Midlands and. Why were there so few changes in the political system? Males with money and property rights could vote Women could not vote No secret ballots , people could vote out of 30 million Second Reform Act of At first, only small number of people could vote. The house of lords.

During the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries interpretations of the British Industrial Revolution became embedded within debates over competing systems of political economy, primarily liberal democracy (free trade) versus socialism (state regulation). At the heart of this contest was also the question of epistemology. The impact of the Industrial Revolution on British society The Industrial Revolution is considered to be an important turning point in history. It both influenced the British society and essay will focus on the impact on British society, which includes about the .


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The ultimate impact of the Industrial Revolution was the formation of an unprecedented regulatory state designed to protect workers and consumers. Mechanized manufacturing brought immense consequences for labor, placing the lives and livelihood of. The industrial revolution affected society by turning an agricultural, or agrarian, society into a consumer-based industrial society.

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That evolution today is called the “Industrial revolution”. The city of Birmingham is in the West Midlands of England.

The city is home to million people. Birmingham grew to prominence in the 18th century during the Midlands Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. Today, the city’s economy is driven by the service sector being a major international commercial sector. “The progressive stack is basically a measure of how much you aren’t like, say, James Watt, the developer of the modern steam engine, the key invention of the Industrial Revolution.

Watt was white, male, Protestant, straight, rich, mechanically skilled, and a. The history of Manchester encompasses its change from a minor Lancastrian township into the pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the United Kingdom and the world. Manchester began expanding "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.The introduction of liberalism in the 18th century meant a new age in British politics, which continued through the Industrial Revolution Gladstone (Liberal) and Disraeli (Conservative) were two of the most influential political leaders of the late Industrial Revolution Both advocated reform of social structure; as a result, some of the more productive governments came.

It would see the West Midlands lead a "green industrial revolution" in house building, while jobs would be protected and created through Government investment in infrastructure and a jobs.