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The years 1750 to 1900 ushered in great change in Britain, with the population increasing by over 260 percent and shifting away from rural villages and into cities, with corresponding improvements in transportation, indu... More »

The Market Revolution, which took place in America from around the turn of the 19th Century to the mid-1800s, saw radical and sweeping changes take place within the United States economy and infrastructure, from slave tr... More »

Ancient and modern civilizations are similar in that they both have a division of labor, social classes, an administrative system, a written language, architecture and art styles and large population centers, such as cit... More »

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The Industrial Revolution had its world-wide roots in Britain, and it ran from the early 1700s to the beginning of the 1900s. Previously, the economy of Britain was based on agriculture and handmade products that were cr... More »

In 1918, women over 30 years of age who had qualifying property could vote in Britain for the first time; in 1928, the Equal Franchise Act lowered that minimum age to 21 and removed the property requirement. The 1928 law... More »

The Industrial Revolution brought changes in the textile industry, communication, transportation and the overall quality of life. All of these changes helped move society from being more agrarian to being primarily indus... More »

Britain colonized India from 1757 to 1947. The colonization was orchestrated by the East India Company, a British corporation that traded cotton, silk, spices and tea. More »