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The Requirements of Britain's Working Classes c.1840 For many centuries, the Britain's economy was centred on agriculture, that eventually became mechanised in the early 18th century. In the 1840s, but the functioning state of Britain was very different - Britain was industrialising; capitalism resulted in massive dislocation. The number of jobs becoming available in the towns as a result of construction of workshops and factories intended that people were both internally migrating and immigrating. The vast majority of immigration was from Ireland; Irish workers called 'navvis' were entering Britain to work on the canals. But even though numerous jobs were being made, the enormous influx of people into the towns put great strain on precious funds and resulted in population explosion due to this ever-increasing urbanisation and industrialisation, which exacerbate public health issues which was ever-present within centuries. The intensity has been nearly unprecedented, leading to premature deaths - a mean age of about 16 or 17. The quickly expanding population was causing ecological issues, mostly ill health, early death (the majority due to the effects of the bad home), water distribution and sewerage and drainage problems. The most extensive difficulty, which always reflected the medical state of the working class, was home. Countless people were needing not only affordable housing, but also housing that were near their job, since transport was expensive up until the horse-drawn trams and workmen's trains came into operation in the late 1800s. This also helped the capitalist-orientated factory owners, because it meant that the worker...