A Christmas Carol Background

LiAnna Hoffer

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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 to John and Elizabeth Dickens. He was the second of eight kids. Later on After he married Cathrine Thomas and had 10 kids of their own.
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The Industrial Revolution began because of machines being invented to do the work of a man and faster then he could. Many people were injured in work before the Revolution and after words less were injured.
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King William IV died in 1837 and his niece Victoria took over as ruler of United Kingdom and Ireland. Victoria was the last monarch of the house of Hanover It was named the Victorian Era after her.
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Poverty was so wide spread that factories had almost the same amount of adult workers as they did kids. When people were in debt or they got sent to jail for being in debt their kids had to work in order to pay for the debt.