3/31 - - Lord Grey was in favor of moderate reform-...

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Struggle for parliamentary reform - After 1821 economic conditions improve - Growing self confidence in middle classes - Landed oligarchy becomes more accepting of middle classes politically - Progress held back by catholic emancipation - More important than any other political issues - And state of political parties - Tories unwilling to accept parliamentary reform - Liverpool through Duke of Wellington - 1812- 1827 Tories - Reform was overdue - Very little political change since late 17 th century - County constituents - Elections dominated by the wealthiest families - London has very few parliamentary seats - Charles X thrown out of France - Refused to accept political liberalism - Did not follow by French constitution - Whigs come to power in 1830
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Unformatted text preview: - Lord Grey was in favor of moderate reform- Convinced by two radical members of the Whig party to go with a more radical reform- MPs do not agree with this idea- 1831 bill fails- Grey asks the king to disband parliament. King obliges- Bill passes through the new House of Commons- House of Lords does not pass the bill and throws it out - Grey goes to the king again- Requests adding peers to the House of Lords- Creation of new peers was rarely used, especially not on this scale- Bill fails again- Nine days of May- Proposed alliance of middle class, working class, and land owning elite- Allow workers to vote?- June 1832- bill is passed- How much did the danger of revolution play in bringing the crisis to conclusion...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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