Victorian Era: The Working ClassAllie Graham - 6th
The Working Class was known as the lowest class in society during the Victorian Era. They were the ones that did all the work, but got very minimal pay. They were very prone to diseases and had hardly enough food for dinner.
They lived in houses with many other poor people and close to their jobs. They usually worked in factories or laid railroad tracks and carved tunnels. They usually earned up to $5 a week.
Health was a big issue, because the factories they worked in exposed them to many diseases and illnesses, but they had little to no healthcare.
Although education was for the upper class, most of the kids in the working class attended Sunday school which taught them the basics. Weekday school though was only for the upper classes. Later, a law passed that stated all kids 5-10 had to attend school, but many working class kids couldn't afford to go.
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