A Christmas Carol Background

Zoe Traut

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Charles Dickens

~Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England on February 7, 1812.

~Charles married Catherine Hogarth and had over 10 children.

~Charles wrote over 20 books and hem wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843.

~Charles died of a stroke in 1870 well writing a book.

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Victorian Age, Industrialization, and Child Labor and Poverty

~Child labor started in the 1820's area.

~Victoria became the queen when King William IV died his niece Victoria (18) took over the crown.

~The reason child labor and poverty started was because children where smaller so they could fit in places adults couldn't and they were kids so they could be paid less then the adults.

~Industrialization was created too raise peoples standards of living.