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The Age of Reform - The Age of Reform I Liberal Reforms in...

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The Age of Reform I. Liberal Reforms in Great Britain and its Empire: British Reforms of the 1800s: Voting Restrictions - 1. Only property owners and a few other privileged men could vote 2. People voted in the open rather than in private 3. In some boroughs, nobles, already members of the House of Lords, controlled the choice of a representative 4. Antiquated boundaries of boroughs, or election districts, did not reflect population distribution at all 5. Only men who owned substantial property could be elected to the House of Commons 6. Catholics, Jews, and dissenters (Non-Anglican Protestants) could not hold political office The Reform Bill of 1832 - -The Catholic Emancipation Act permitted the election of Roman Catholics to Parliament if they recognized the Protestant monarch as the legitimate ruler of Great Britain -The Reform Bill took seats in the House of Commons away from the less populated boroughs and gave seats to the new industrial cities. It also lowered property qualifications for voting. Social and Economic Change - -In 1833 Parliament passed an act that abolished slavery from British colonies -The liberal party repealed the Corn Laws which set high tariffs on imported grain Chartism - -London Workingmen’s Association did reform work on voting rights, the secret ballot, and payment for members of Parliament -In 1867 Parliament passed a second reform bill which extended the vote to most urban industrial workers Suffrage - Voting rights Chartists - Group in 1830s Great Britain who called for social reforms such as universal male suffrage and payment for members of Parliament Disraeli and Gladstone: -King William IV died and left his thrown to his niece, Victoria. She ruled a 63 year period known as the Victorian Age. -Disraeli was a Prime minister for 2 terms for the Conservatoire Party. He had intense interest in foreign affairs and expansion of British Empire -William Gladstone of the Liberal Party served for 4 terms. He was concerned about British domestic and financial matters. He Passed the Education Act of 1870, which allowed children of the working class to receive elementary education
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The Irish Question:
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