The Life of Privilege<br />The Rich and Powerful get richer and more powerful while the Poor remain poor to ensure the ric...
The 14th CenturyThe Black Death<br /><ul><li> The plague killed indiscriminately, 75% of the English population
 Inconvenienced the landed gentry by depleting the workforce
 Clergy had no answer for why God was causing the plague</li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plague_victims_blessed...
The 14th CenturyThe Peasant Revolt 1381<br /><ul><li> The plague caused the downfall of the feudalistic society in England
 Land owners could not keep peasants from migrating to better paying jobs
In 1381, the peasants revolted, calling attention to the need for social reform</li></ul>http://blogs.nyu.edu/blogs/mdr4/c...
The 14th CenturyChaucer’s     Canterbury Tales<br /><ul><li> Chaucer pointed to the Abbot’s materialistic life style
 Chaucer praises the parish priest’s selfless life style
Chaucer saw the inequity between the social classes in faith as well as materialism</li></ul>http://www.library.arizona.ed...
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The life of privilege

  1. 1. The Life of Privilege<br />The Rich and Powerful get richer and more powerful while the Poor remain poor to ensure the rich stay rich.<br />By: Lu Bullara<br />
  2. 2. The 14th CenturyThe Black Death<br /><ul><li> The plague killed indiscriminately, 75% of the English population
  3. 3. Inconvenienced the landed gentry by depleting the workforce
  4. 4. Clergy had no answer for why God was causing the plague</li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plague_victims_blessed_by_priest.jpg<br />
  5. 5. The 14th CenturyThe Peasant Revolt 1381<br /><ul><li> The plague caused the downfall of the feudalistic society in England
  6. 6. Land owners could not keep peasants from migrating to better paying jobs
  7. 7. In 1381, the peasants revolted, calling attention to the need for social reform</li></ul>http://blogs.nyu.edu/blogs/mdr4/chaucercolloquium/Death_of_Wat_Tyler_Froissart.jpg<br />
  8. 8. The 14th CenturyChaucer’s Canterbury Tales<br /><ul><li> Chaucer pointed to the Abbot’s materialistic life style
  9. 9. Chaucer praises the parish priest’s selfless life style
  10. 10. Chaucer saw the inequity between the social classes in faith as well as materialism</li></ul>http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/illuman/images/full_resolution/14_02.jpg<br />
  11. 11. The 17th CenturyThe Levellers<br />Freedom of Religion<br />More representation by parliament<br />Equality for all (well any male how managed to acquire wealth)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agreement_of_the_People<br />
  12. 12. The 17th CenturyCromwell (1653) Dissolving the Long Parliamant<br /><ul><li> Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth after King Charles I was executed
  13. 13. "It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, . . .”
  14. 14. “Have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves?”</li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CromwellDissolvingLongParliament.jpg<br />
  15. 15. The 17th CenturyEnglish Bill of Rights (1689)<br />English Bill of Rights (1689)<br />MPs<br />“delcare that the pretended power of suspending of laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without consent of parliament is illegal.”<br /><ul><li>freedom from taxation by royal prerogative
  16. 16. freedom to petition the king
  17. 17. freedom from a peace-time standing army,
  18. 18. freedom to have arms for defense
  19. 19. freedom to elect members of Parliament without interference from the Sovereign
  20. 20. freedom of speech in Parliament, in that proceedings in Parliament were not to be questioned in the courts or in any body outside Parliament itself
  21. 21. freedom from cruel and unusual punishments, and excessive bail
  22. 22. freedom from fines and forfeitures without trial </li></li></ul><li>The 18th CenturyAdam Smith’s Philosophy<br /><ul><li> Smith’s “Invisible Hand”
  23. 23. when an individual pursues his self-interest, he indirectly promotes the good of society
  24. 24. Self-interested competition in the free market keeps prices low</li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wealth_of_Nations_title.jpg<br />
  25. 25. The 18th 19th CenturiesCraftwsmen Destroy New Technology<br /><ul><li> Technology created mass production using unskilled labor including children
  26. 26. Craftsmen destroyed machinery in protest
  27. 27. Frame owners put rewards up for the apprehension of perpetrators</li></ul>http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/cpp/luddites1.jpg<br />
  28. 28. The 19th CenturyChild Labor Exploited<br /><ul><li> Poverty forced parents to send their children to work
  29. 29. Factory owners paid children half what they had to pay men
  30. 30. Children were beaten and starved while they worked in factories</li></ul>http://pagano-5.pbworks.com/f/childrenworkers.jpg<br />

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