Flashcards in Factual Knowledge Test - 1832 Reform Act Deck (17)
When did the Napoleonic Wars start?
How long did the Napoleonic Wars last?
When were the Corn Laws enacted?
What was the purpose of the Corn Laws?
Were tariffs and other trade restrictions on imported food and corn. They were designed to keep grain prices high to favour domestic producers.
What were the Combination Acts?
Acts to prevent unlawful combinations of workmen and prohibited trade unions.
When were the Combination Acts passed?
12 July 1799
What happened on the 19th August 1819 in Manchester?
What does Bastille day celebrate and what date is it?
Celebrates the storming of a grand fortress that was infamous for holding political prisoners.
14th July 1790
How many bills were introduced into parliament between the years 1830-32 to initiate political reform?
Who resigned from the Tory party in 1827?
Who became the leader of the Tories in 1827?
The Duke of Wellington
Who died on 26th June 1830?
What caused the Tory party to split into ‘liberals’ and ‘ultras’?
The Catholic Emancipation Act 1829
Which party was (mostly) in power between 1832 and 1841?
Give 2 long term reasons why the Reform Act of 1832 was passed?
Working class unrest
International revolutions e.g American War of independence
Gradual collapse of the Tory party
Give 2 short term reasons why the Reform Act of 1832 was passed
Middle class discontent