Liberal Reforms in
Great Britain and its
Reform Movements arose in Great Britain in
response to the problems of the Industrial
Key Vocabulary and Key Figures
Key Terms
 Suffrage
 Suffragettes
 Aborigines
 Maori
Key People
 Queen Victoria
 Benjamin Disraeli
 William Gladstone
 Emmeline Pankhurst
 Lord Durham
Rock the Vote
Great Britain looks to extend suffrage to most of Great
Britain and fix voting methods
The Middle Class Gain a voice in Parliament by
redrawing voting boundaries
Seats were moved from rural areas to industrial areas
Whigs and liberals and radicals combine to form the
Liberal Parties
Reform School
Workers see improved working conditions with the
Factory Act of 1832
Education became free and widespread
Taxes on Grain and Corn were abolished
The Charist movement looked to equalize
parliamentary representation
A Prime Example
Queen Victoria gives More Power to Her Prime
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli gained control of the
Suez canal for Great Britain and made Queen Victoria
Empress of India
William Gladstone expanded free education, brought a
secret ballot to Great Britain and Redrew districts to
promote equality
Yes, we have no Potatoes
Ireland did not like British rule and paying taxes to the Anglican
Ireland Wanted self Rule, but Great Britain wanted to keep them
under their control
Britain made policies to hurt Irish Farmers who were left to suffer
Many Irish Fled to the US in the 1850’s while others sought reform
from the British Government
Socialist party gains support among workers in
Great Britain
Great Britain introduces old-age pensions,
health insurance and unemployment insurance
through raised taxes
Great Britain begins to weaken the power of
the house of Lords
Parliament becomes a salaried full-time job at
400 pounds a year
Women, led by Emmeline Pankhurst, looked
for the right to vote
Women will not get the right to vote until
after World War One
OH! Canada
Canada begins the move for self government in the 1830’s
Great Britain looks to avoid mistakes of the revolutionary war and
unites upper and lower Canada
Great Britain gives self-governance to Canada by creating Four
Provinces in upper and lower Canada
Britain eventually gives Canada more independence as Gold is
discovered in the northwest and as its territory continues to grow
G’Day Mate
Settlers from Asia begin move to Australia 40,000 years ago
Australia begins as a prison colony of Great Britain but settlers and
convicts begin to settle the land
Colonists, convicts, and aborigines begin to clash over land with the
aborigines being killed by disease and racial conflict
Great Britain makes Australia a commonwealth giving Australia more
As Australian economies grew, social programs begin to expand
New Zealand
New Zealand is claimed by Great Britain in the 1840’s when they
sign a treaty with the Maori
New Zealand gained self-governance again in 1852
Original Maori and the new inhabitants clash over land with
many Maori Dying in warfare and because of Disease
Women get right to vote in 1893, the first country to allow women
to vote