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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much.

1) The Victorians fostered the ideas of racial superiority. They believed that race were divided by both physical and intellectual differences. 2)As a consequence, some races were doomed to (destined to) control (be in control, dominate, rule over? all possible) others.
3)Colonial writers exalted the concept of the white man's burden,according to which the expansion of the empire was viewed as a mission.
4) The Victorian Age was deeply influenced by four philosofical theories: evangelicalism, empiricism, utilitarianism and Darwinism.
5)The Evangelicals were great moralisers.They insisted upon moral conduct, a strict code of behaviour and advocated Sunday observance.
6) In contrast the Utiliarians were convinced that any problem could be overcome through reason, thus neglecting both human and cultural values.
7) On the other hand, the Empiricists, among whom Charles Dickens, believed that legislation was essential to help men develop their talents. They therefore promoted reforms.
8) In particular, they wanted to extend the voting right (?) to all citizens and give all citizens an education. They also advocated women's emancipation and fostered (??) the creation of trade union organisation.

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    1) The Victorians fostered the ideas of racial superiority. They believed that races were divided by both physical and intellectual differences.

    2)As a consequence, some races were destined to be in control others.
    (The word "doomed" implies there'll be negative consequences for the subject of the sentence. Certainly people in Victorian England didn't see all this as negative!)

    3) OK

    4) The Victorian Age was deeply influenced by four philosofical theories: evangelicalism, empiricism, utilitarianism, and Darwinism.

    5)The Evangelicals were great moralisers. They insisted upon moral conduct, a strict code of behaviour, and Sunday observance of the day of rest.

    6) In contrast, the Utiliarians were convinced that any problem could be overcome through reason, thus neglecting both human and cultural values.

    7) On the other hand, the Empiricists, among whom was Charles Dickens, believed that legislation was essential to help men develop their talents. They therefore promoted reforms.

    8) In particular, they wanted to extend the right to vote to all citizens and to give all citizens an education. They also advocated women's emancipation and fostered the creation of trade union organisation.

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