By: Blayz Hood
White cliffs of dover
The Slave Trade Act of 1807 did not end slavery, but it did put a stop to slave trade, not just for British ships, but for everyone. The act lead to the formation of the West Africa Naval Squadron, which went freed 150,000 African Slaves. The 1815 Battle of Waterloo victory over Napoleon put to an end French dreams of European rule. It proved that Britain was capable of putting together land armies and maintaining order in Europe. The Battle of Waterloo put to an end the battle over land in Europe. The First World War destroyed Britain. Around 900,000 British soldiers died in the conflict, 1.6 million were wounded. During the First World War, England incurred huge debts during the war that nearly bankrupted the country. Following the war, England became more democratic. Women and the working class became better organized and more powerful.