Victorian Social Classes

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During the Victorian period, society was broken down into three distinct classes. There were the Aristocracy, the middle-class, and the working class. Each one of them behaved in society with its own set of characteristics. The Industrial Revolution was responsible for major changes that took place within society during this time of political and economic change. Women and children entered the work force. They worked long hours doing menial jobs and suffered poor living conditions that included a lack of a stable diet. The role of women during this time began to change as they entered the work force and questions began to surface about their rights to own property, have money, and vote. Middle class women generally stayed home and were in charge of taking

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