Why The Population Exploded In 1900

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In 1750 the total population was about 7 million. Over 65% of babies died during birth, but by 1900 the population had quadrupled to 37 million and only 15% of babies died during child birth. There are many reasons why this happened such as the vast improvement in health care, people marrying at a younger age so they have more time to have children, and farmers producing heathier and a larger variety of food. Many people called it an explosion in population rather than an increase in population this is because of how quickly the population increased, in the short amount of time. One of the reasons why the population exploded was because of the huge improvement in health care. The heath care improvements were that people (especially women)…show more content…
They also put in open areas for the public. The government also built houses further apart, so people had more room to walk down the streets. The reason why the government decided to separate drinking water from the sewage was because people were getting sick from drinking water that was mixed with excrement. The most common disease what people caught from drinking the water was cholera, this then caused dozens of people to die. By separating the sewage and drinking water it also made the streets a more sanitary. The government also decided to make streets wider and they also added street lights. The reason why they did this is because the streets were wider people weren’t coming into close proximity of each other therefore there was less contact and diseases weren’t being spread as often. This caused the population to increase because less people where dying from illnesses. Therefore this shows why the population exploded between 1750 and 1900. Education may not have played a huge part in why the population exploded but it did play an important part this was that because people were getting educated this helped them understand how to eat healthier and understand diets. This helped people after 1870 because after then most of the population could read and write. This helped the population increase because scientists could then write information leaflets and give them to…show more content…
The reason why gin helped the population grow is because after the government put a tax on gin people began to have less miscarriages and the crime rate deceased. Gin helped the population increase because after the government banned the public from making gin and selling it unless they had a licence to sever it. The government also put a tax on gin so only very few people could afford it. Another reason why the government didn’t want people to drink gin is because it encouraged laziness, criminal behaviour. The government weren’t making money on it because it was easy to brew at home and it was also being imported from Holland. The lack of gin helped the population increase because not as many people were getting drunk and harming themselves and others, for example a cartoon was published called gin lane this showed the worst case scenario it showed in the centre of the picture a women dropping her baby this was because she was intoxicated it illustrates the governments point that gin clogs the senses and it also leaving you unable to care for those you love. and it also leaves you unaware of your surroundings. This then shows another reason why the population exploded after
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