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1

What did the Government of India Act of 1858 do?

moved all authority of the EIC into the hands of the British Monarchy

2

Describe Queen Victoria's Proclamation of 1858

a. the EIC could not confiscate local land and rule of India
b. Princely states had authority under the British Empire
c. Queen Victoria would be known as Empress of British India
d. Indian religious practices and beliefs allowed

3

After the Rebellion of 1857 India had to pay a debt for British losses. Who was taxed?

wealthier populations in urban areas had to pay higher taxes

4

Was the "India Debt" set up so that Indians would always be in debt?

yes

5

The majority of sepoy soldiers that rebelled were part of what social caste?

Brahmins

6

The ratio of Rebellion British Soldiers and military commanders to Indian soldiers were....

1:6 to 1:2

7

India became known as what?

The Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire

8

Describe the "white" and "black" towns in india

the British lived in different areas then Indians

9

This refers to the belief that an individuals nation of residence contribute a unique aspect of their identity

nationalism

10

Through debates by British rulers and English educated Indian Elites what idea was borne?

a unified nation of India without British rule

11

What did the 1877 Imperial Assemblage at Delhi bring about?

British decision to incorporate Delhi as a hub of Indian Power

12

What also did the Assemblage establish?

Indian princes as elites as local rulers, between the British and the common people

13

This gave limited representational power to Indians at the municipal level

Municipal Courts Act of 1883

14

Why did the British create a competition between Hindus and Muslims?

it would balance out the anger towards the British

15

Where did the British Massacre happen?

Kanpur in Northwest India