History Chapter 8 Notes

History Chapter 8 Notes - David Park History Chapter 8...

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David Park History Chapter 8 notes Rural towns lost so many people that they had few or no voters. Yet local landowners in these rotten boroughs still sent members to Parliament. 1830 Whigs and Tories were battling over a bill to reform Parliament. The Whig Party Largely represented middle class and business interests. The Tory Party spoke for nobles, land owners, and others whose interest and income were rooted in agriculture. Parliament passes the great reform act of 1832. Redistributions seats in the house of common, giving representation to large towns and cites and eliminating rotten boroughs. Electorate: The body of people allowed to vote, by granting suffrage to more men. Reform act of 1832 gave a greater voice to middle class. Secret Ballot: which would allow people to cast their votes without announcing them publicly. Chartist movement wanted to give power to urban workers and etc. 1837-1901 the great symbol of British Life was Queen Victoria. Benjamin Disraeli: forged the Tories into the modern Conservative Party
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