Parliamentary investigation/report on child labor; children were overworked, frequently beaten, fatigued, sick, depressed
Reformers that wanted changes: universal male suffrage; the secret ballot; and payment for members of Parliament, so that even workingmen could afford to enter politics.
tax on imported goods
wealth in the form of money, property or tools
Woven or machine-knitted fabrics
cottage industry workers that continued to work in their homes experiencing decades of declining trade and growing poverty in their unsuccessful competition with power looms and water frames
improved the steam engine making it a revolutionary invention that would transform society
supported the idea that the population would always be greater than the food supply so he promoted the concept of smaller families
believed that people's salaries should only be enough to avoid starvation -also known as the "The Iron Law of Wages"
Scottish manufacturer who fought against child labor and began an early union resulting in the concept socialism; give up choices to be protected by a superior
the right to vote
inventor of water frame that brought water power to textile making; developed the early factory system
forbid the import of foreign grain which allowed wealthy English landowners to keep grain prices high
those with newly acquired wealth, the wealth was often flaunted in industrial England; the "new rich"
advocates that government control of the means of production (resources); recognizes the existence of social classes
advocates that government control of the means of production (resources); does NOT believe social classes should exist because they will bring about war or class conflict
group of British workers between 1811 and 1816 that rioted and destroyed textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would eliminate their employment
the capitalist class during the Industrial Revolution--OWNS the means of production
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages