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The American revolution 1775

Brought about ideas of political inequality and the natural rights of man

2

The French Revolution 1789

Absolute monarchy to equality for all- kickstarted romantic movement- destroyed hierarchal structure in society

3

The bread riots 1795

Prolonged outbreaks in most regions of Britain against high price of wheat and bread

4

The Luddite riots 1811

Machines in wool and cotton industries caused unemployed and wage reductions
Fights between luddites and soldiers

5

The corn laws 1815

Tariffs and restrictions on imported food and grain- high prices to favour domestic produce

6

The peterloo massacre 1819

Cavalry charged into crowd of 60,000- 80,000 of protestors for parliamentary representation- wanted right to vote
15 dead

7

Science and technology

Industrial rev- science and tech means individuality and identity is lost to machines

8

Classicism

Rational, non emotional and ordered. A need for intellectual hierarchy and harmony

9

Romanticism

Religious response to nature
Self expression and individualism
Revert to childhood
Poet as a visionary figure
Concern for outcasts