Flashcards in Chapter 23 Deck (74)
with a parliament and two political parties. Even with this governmental system it was still far from a democracy of what we know today
Dominated politics and heavily
Wealthy nobles and squires, or country landowners
Made up a hereditary nobles
House of Lords
high ranking clergy could vote any bill passed by the
House of Commons
Kept many people from voting
Could not vote or serve in Parliament
Catholics and non Anglican Protestants
in 1820 reformers pushed to end
and still had them send members to Parliament.
Had no seats in the Parliament because they had not exists as population centers earlier in time
Manchester and Birmingham
Represented the middle class and business interests
The Whig Party
Spoke for nobles, landowners, and others whose interest and income came from agriculture
The Tory Party
Distributed seats in the House of Commons, giving representation to large towns and cities and eliminating rotten boroughs
The Great Reform Act in 1832
Is the body of people allowed to vote by granting suffrage to more men
which would allow people to cast their votes without announcing them publicly.
Drew up the people's charter
From 1837 to 1981 the great symbol in British life. Her reign was the longest in British History even though she had little real political power, she set the tone for the age. She embodied the values of her age of duty, thrift, honesty, and hard work, and above all she respectably with a strict code of morals and manners
forged the Tories into the modern Conservative Party.
The Whigs were being led by ________-which evolved into the liberal party
Disraeli and The Conservative Party pushed this reform. Gave the vote to many working class men (this new law almost doubled the size of the electorate)
Reform Bill of 1867
Allowed most men the right to vote and the right to a secret ballot
A form of government in which the executive leaders (usually the prime minister and the cabinet) are chosen by and responsible to the legislature (parliament)
Britian transformed from a constitutional monarchy to a
Executive and Legislative Branches of Government
Trade between other countries without quotas, tariffs, or other restriction
usually the middle- class business leaders agree with Adam Smith that the policies pf laissez faire would increase prosperity for all.
Imposed high tariffs on imported gain. Framers and wealthy landowners supported this because they kept the price of British grain high
or cancel the Corn Laws.
__________wanted to cancel the Corn Laws
meaning the campaign against slavery and slave trade, slowly took off.