Liberal_Reforms_in_Great_Britain_and_its_Empire

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Liberal Reforms in
Great Britain and its
Empire
Reform Movements arose in Great Britain in
response to the problems of the Industrial
Revolution
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
Ministers

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
Church

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
Re-Reform

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
Re-Re-Reform

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
independence

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
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