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Chapter 23 Section 1

Democratic Reform in Britain

R Kay

on 22 February 2014

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Transcript of Chapter 23 Section 1

Chapter 23 Section 1
Democratic Reform in Britain
19th & Early 20th Century
Laws kept many people from voting.Catholics and non-Anglican protestants were not allowed to serve or vote in Parliament.Reformers pushed to end religious restrictions for voting in the 1820's.
Reformers Press for Change
The Great Reform Act of 1832 redistributed seats in the whole House of Commons eliminating rotten boroughs.
Reform Act of 1832
Rotten Borough-
Rural town in England that sent members to Parliament despite having a few or no voters
Body of people allowed to vote
Secret Ballot-
Votes cast without announcing them publicly
Parliamentary Democracy-
A form of government in which the executive leaders are chosen by and responsible to the legislature
To distribute according to a plan
Democratic Reform in Britain
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