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Living Conditions What were the differences between the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900’s in terms of housing, work and leisure?. By Michael Altis 9C. Background Information. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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What were the differences between the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s in terms of housing, work and leisure?

Living Conditions

What were the differences between the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s in terms of housing, work and leisure?By Michael Altis 9CBackground InformationIn Richmond in the early 1900s there were considerable differences between the poor and rich citizens. This is due to the overall living conditions of the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s and how different they were.

Background InformationThere was a massive class differences between the poor and rich citizens and this lead to the poor citizens facing disadvantages in their future. The differences between the poor and the rich citizens can be demonstrated in terms of housing, work and leisure.

HousingHousing played a major part in the living conditions of the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s.

Housing Poor CitizensIn the slums of RichmondHousing was at the bottom of hills so houses would flood regularlyToo small for its tenants with multiple generations of a family living in a tiny houseThere was no electricity for light or warmth as it was too expensiveMade up of iron and shipping woodUnsanitary because cleaning was not the main priorityHousing Rich CitizensHousing was at the top of hills so houses would rarely floodToo large for its tenants with a house regarded as a mansionThere was electricity for light and warmth because rich citizens could afford itMade up of brick and weatherboardVery sanitary because cleaning was affordable for the rich citizens WorkWork was one of the most important factors that determined the living conditions of the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s.

Work Poor CitizensNo education after primaryEarned lower class jobs with hard labourMen and women worked in factories and women around the houseWorked in the slums of RichmondWork Rich CitizensPrimary and tertiary educationEarned higher class jobs with no labourMen worked as doctors and business men and women worked around the houseWorked in the town of RichmondLeisureLiving conditions played a good part in pre determining the leisure of the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s.

Leisure Poor CitizensAdults had no leisure time because they worked long hours in order to make a sustainable incomeBoys and girls played in the streets and created there own games but would start work very young so this leisure time did not lastFrequently went to churchPoor did not associate with the richLeisure Rich CitizensAdults had leisure time and spent it with there children or watching plays and playing sport like tennisBoys played sports like tennis and cricket in private courtsGirls acted like ladies and didnt play as suchFrequently went to churchRich did not associate with the poorRichmond Slums

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ConclusionIt has now been demonstrated through housing, work and leisure that there is a multitude of differences between the poor and rich citizens in Richmond in the early 1900s.