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Weekly Discussion and Review Questions

 Chapter 2 Origins of Industrial Capitalism 

Questions of the Documents:

Wealth of Nations,

Poor Laws,

Malthusian Curve,

Ricardo's Iron Law of Wages

Progress

,Sadler Committee

child labor,

Andrew Ure

delayed gratification

Ten Hour Bill.

Two Charts of Population Growth

English Population Growth in the 18th Century

1700
1720
1740
1760
1780
1801
5,475,000
5,565,000
6,064,000
6,736,000
7.953,000
9,168,000
 

Comparative 19th Century Populations (in 1,000s)

Date

France

Netherlands

Belgium

Engl/Wales

Scotland

Ireland

Germany

1801

27,379
2,047
4,166
8,893
1,608
n.a.
n.a.

1821

30,462
2,613
4,090
12,000
2,092
6,802
22,377

1841

34,230
2,861
4,337
15,914
2,364
8,175
26,646

1861

37,086
3,309
4,530
20,066
2,889
5,799
30,382

1881

37,406
4,013
5,520
25,975
3,736
5,175
37,804

When did England experience its greatest growth?

By what percentage did England's population grow in the last two decades of the 18th century?

From the second chart, what countries have sustained the greatest growth? which ones the least growth? In this period why does one country loose population? Why might the dates for the greatest periods of growth be different from one country to another?

 

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