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Questions 1-3 - Essay Question 1 1828-46 o Causes for...

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Essay Question 1 1828-46 o Causes for Reform Unchanging political system of patronage for the elites (rotten boroughs, etc.) Political unrest from close of Wars with France (1814-16) Class consciousness born out of Industrial Revolution Issue of Catholic Emancipation dominates politics (won in 1829) o Great Reform Act of 1832 Extends vote to 10 pound householder Chandos clause: vote to those who pay at least 50 pounds in the country – done to solidify power of elites Redistribution of 143 seats (most important) Many rotten boroughs wiped off the map London and newly industrialized towns benefit But new Commons still dominated by elites Total size of electorate up from 500,000-813,000 o Municipal Reform Act of 1835 New municipal boroughs formed and all old municipal corporations dissolved New “schopocracy” formed o Poor Law of 1834 Poor houses (means testing implemented) o People’s Charter 1837 Vote to men at 21 Secret ballet No property qualifications for membership in MPs Equal electoral constituencies Annual parliamentary elections Chartism fails at this time to deliver results but proves that the
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