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Reforms in the British Empire

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Transcript of Reforms in the British Empire

Changes in the British Empire
Parts of the British Empire were motivated to reform

In 1800's, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand wanted to rule themselves
Social and Political Reforms
Women Suffrage
First suggested during the Enlightenment

Women Social and Political Union (WSPU) broke windows and committed arson

1918, Parliament gave voting rights to women over 30
Reforms in the British Empire


by Bill, Rosa, Cathleen

1833 and 1839
1839
1918 and 1928
1867-1885
1833
1832
Factory Acts
Limited the working hours of women and children in factories
People's Charter
Voting Reforms
Women's Suffrage
Granted women over 30 the right to vote and all British women the right to vote
Reform Act
Redrew political boundaries to give more equal representation in Parliament
Abolition of Slavery
Abolished slavery in both Britain and its colonies
By Bill, Rosa and Cathleen
British Reforms Timeline
Let's play a small game first...
During the 1800s, Great Britain passed many democratic reforms that changed the way people lived and worked.
Main Ideas
Social and Political Reforms
Victorian Era Voting Reforms
Changes in the British Empire
Industrialization led to a rapid changes in society.

New workers that created by the growth of factories were not well represented in government.

British began to call for social and political reforms.
Reform Act of 1832
Sadler and the Factory Act
Other Reforms
Slavery Abolition Act 1833

Public health and crime laws
Chartism
- Reform Bill of 1832 or Great Reform Act

- Second Reform Act: 1867 and Third Reform Act: 1884.

- declared the right to vote and the fair number of representatives in the House of Commons in the British Parliament.
Reform Act of 1832
Background
Not many people could vote.


Cities grew, but law didn’t grow with the cities.


Government was afraid to take French Revolution as an example.

The Reform Act of 1832 became official law.
resulted in redrew political boundaries to give more equal representation in Parliament.
Background
No laws to run the factories.


Children worked in bad conditions with overwhelming time.


The government passed the Act.

an attempt to establish a regular working day in the textile industry.
Charter sent to Parliament that called for voting rights for all men and for voting by secret ballot
Charter sent to Parliament that called
for voting rights for all men and for
voting by secret ballot
British began to call for social and political reforms.
Charter sent to Parliament that called for voting rights for all men and for voting by secret ballot
Several different acts that gave more men of all classes voting rights
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