According to Wikipedia “The Industrial Revolution, also known as the First Industrial Revolution, was a period of global transition of human economy towards more widespread, efficient and stable manufacturing processes that succeeded the Agricultural Revolution, starting from Great Britain, continental Europe, and the United States, that occurred during the period from around 1760 to about 1820–1840.” 

According to, “Standard of living generally refers to wealth, comfort, material goods, and necessities of certain classes in certain areas whereas quality of life is more subjective and intangible, such as personal liberty or environmental quality.” After the Industrial Revolution there was an increase in wealth, the production of goods, and the standard of living. The standard-of-living debate is whether the Industrial Revolution raised or lowered the general standard of living. I think it was raised. 

William Wilberforce was a key figure in the ablation of slavery in Britain. William and many others wanted to abolish slavery and the founded the Anti-slavery Society. In 1807 the Slave Trade Act was passed by parliament. Sadly this only banned slave trade, not slavery itself. In 1833 a new act was passed, but sadly William died three years later. This act banned slavery in Britain and a few other places too. 

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