Great Britain- History

Great Britain- History - formally united 05/12/09 8...

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05/12/09 1 Great Britain- History Ricardo Rene Laremont
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05/12/09 3 Chronology I Prehistoric times in Britain- Celts 150 C.E.- Roman Empire Fifth Century- arrival of Saxons Ninth and Tenth Centuries- arrival of Vikings 1066- William the Conqueror from Normandy unites England after the Battle of Hastings
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05/12/09 4 Chronology II 1215- Great Council of 1215 leads to Magna Carta 1236- the term Parliament first used to describe assemblage of aristocrats/landowners whose consent is need to raise taxes for the king 1295- Great Council of 1295 leads more formally to Parliament
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05/12/09 5 Chronology III Acts of Union of 1536 and 1542 unite England and Wales 1603-1625- James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England leading to union of Scotland and England 1640s- Civil War in England
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05/12/09 6 Chronology IV 1688- Forced Abdication of James II 1688- With abdication of James II, “Glorious Revolution” begins firmly establishing the authority of Parliament (Note at the same moment in time Louis XIV in France rules almost absolutely)
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05/12/09 7 Chronology IV Act of Union of 1707- Scotland and England
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Unformatted text preview: formally united 05/12/09 8 Chronology V- Industrial Revolution and Expansion of Suffrage Technological, labor, and social changes 05/12/09 9 Chronology V- Industrial Revolution and Expansion of Suffrage Role of British Imperialism 05/12/09 10 Chronology V- Industrial Revolution and Expansion of Suffrage Industrial Change and Voting Rights Reform Act of 1832- franchise extended from 5% of population to 7% Reform Acts of 1867 and 1884 extend suffrage to 28% of population 1918- Suffrage extended to women over 30 1928- All property restrictions lifted 1949- One man, one vote universal suffrage Before 1949, business owners and university graduates had two votes 1921- Irish Civil War (Ireland had been occupied since 16 th century) 05/12/09 11 Chronology VI World Wars (1914-1945) The Collectivist Consensus (1945-1979) Margaret Thatcher and the move to the Right (1979-1990) Tony Blair, New Labour, and the move to the Center...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SOC 118 taught by Professor X during the Fall '08 term at Binghamton University.

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