Lecture15Hist124Feb232009

Lecture15Hist124Feb232009 - History 124 Lecture 15 William...

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History 124 William Meier Lecture 15 2/23/09 1) Terms on board a) India i) India Act, 1784 ii) Lord Cornwallis, Governor-General 1786-1792 iii) Aggressive Expansion after 1798 b) The “Second British Empire” i) Geopolitical causes of expansion ii) “sharpening of the edges of the British state” (1) Police (2) Imperial army recruitment (3) Leverage of domestic political pressure on imperial policy: Society for the Abolition of Slave Trade (1787) (4) “Quangos”? The missionary movement: (a) 1790s: creation of Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen; the London Missionary Society; and the Anglican Church Missionary Society (b) Work in Africa, New Zealand, India iii) Hardening of hierarchy throughout the empire 2) Last Lecture a) End of Napoleonic Wars i) Reasons for British Dominance over empiralistic France (1) Superior British Navy (2) Napoleon’s Disastrous march (a) 1812-1813 winter march into Russia (3) Economic Power (a) Taxes- William Pitt introduces 1799 income tax
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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