Here , I will be posting sample answers on various people in historys throught the JC History course. Feel free to add your own samples and please feel free to ask for any specific PIH and I will try get back to you as fast as possible.
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jenny_1000 — 01/06/16
factory worker during the Industrial Revolution;It is 1835. I live in the city.I used to work in the domestic industry. Back then I could beginand end work when I wanted to, be independent of the bosses, workat my own speed and take breaks for meals. Now I work in theterrible conditions of the nearest factory. The noise is deafening – agrinding, screeching noise. The whole building shakes. The heat isvery great and the air is full of yellow dust. And the smell – thehorror of it when it comes to you from the heated rooms where theyscour wool of grease is unbearable. I work long hours for very littlepay. I work 15 hours a day and get paid 18p.I am shamefully and most cruelly beaten with a horsewhip,strap, stick, hammer, handle file or whatever is near at hand, or elseI’m punched or kicked. I am forced to crawl under the machines.Many of my friends have gotten injured and lost their jobs. One evendied.I work as a hurrier. I have to carry coal in a large basket on myback. I first started work when I was five, and was given a job as atrapper. My job was simply to open and close trap doors.My family is a working class family. Our house is grouped withother houses to form a slum. The houses are built back to back, andthe cellar floods in the winter. The moisture is creeping up the walls,making them damp and black. There are no indoor toilets. They areoutside and are shared by everyone.
The entire family sleeps in oneroom. We have no furniture. We sleep on piles of straw on the floor.We have very little food. In prosperous times we have bread,cheese, porridge and potatoes, but a lot of the time all we have ispotatoes and in those times all we can do is be grateful for what wehave.We have little time for leisure. We usually spend our day off in thepub. We now have a half-day on Saturday as well as usual day off onSunday. Other activities include dog fights, cock fights, bull baitingand prize fighting. We also play sports such as football and rugby inthe winter and cricket in the summer. Everyone drinks on days off,whether they are rich or poor. Rich people drink wine, port andbrandy, but we have to drink ale, beer cider or gin.
Alexander Hamilton is not accepted as he was not a main leader, yes he fought and he was an aide to George Washington but he in himself sufficient. You can mention him in a PIH on Washington and Lafayette and his role would also gain marks.