A Christmas Carol Background

Katherine Horgan

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Fun Fact

The book it self, brought the idea of "A White Christmas" to life. Because in the usually non snowy Europe, the book made the season seem annually snowy.

Charles Dickens

Charles' father had been a working man who made enough money for a family of eight, where Charles was the second oldest, but could not manage it well. This affected his writing, being a base idea for many novels. Charles had gotten an education up until he was fifteen. He then began to work to get money to help his family.
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the industrial revolution had began during the Victorian era. With all the new factories, child labor increased because children were bundent and worked for little or no pay. The revolution soon began spreading to America, creating one of the most important eras of all time.

Victiorian Era

When King William IV died Victoria, his 18-year-old niece, became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The period of her reign, from 1837 to 1901, became known as the Victorian Age. During her reign, the peek of the countries' rule, she ruled one fifth of the world's land mass and on fourth of the world's population.
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Child Labor and Poverty

Child labor increased during the Victorian era as more factories opened and more employees were needed. The need for jobs also helped decrease poverty, for the same reason. The down side is that the employees were paid little pay to work twelve or more hours. Although this didn't occur until later in Queen Victoria's reign.