Hist124 S2008Study Ques 2

Hist124 S2008Study Ques 2 - History 124 Study Questions...

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History 124 Study Questions Twelve-Weeks Exam Exam Date: Friday, April 18, 2008 1. How serious was the threat presented to existing English political institutions by the radical movements of John Wilkes and his supporters? How much were the Wilkite radicals able to accomplish in the 1760s and 1770s? 2. The Industrial Revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was the product of a series of interrelated developments in a number of different areas of the British economy. Discuss how the "revolutions" in demographics, agriculture, transportation, overseas trade, and industry itself (especially the cotton and iron industries) were connected to each other, and how in combination they brought about this great transformation in economic and social life. 3. Historians are divided about the social consequences of the early Industrial Revolution (from 1780 to 1850). What were the main social changes introduced by industrialization, and what are the major issues that divide the "Optimists" from the "Pessimists"? Be sure to evaluate Hobsbawm's
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