Robert Peel 

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  • Robert Peel
    • political career
      • under-secretary for war and colonies (1809)
      • chief secretary for Ireland (1812).
      • In 1822, he become home secretary,
        • ntroduced far-ranging criminal law and prison reform as well as creating the Metropolitan Police
        • supported Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829,
          • "though emancipation was a great danger, civil strife was a greater danger".[
        • supported  repeal of the Test Act (1828)
    • Prime Minister in November 1834
      • Tamworth Manifesto  (December 1834)
      • lasted 4 months before he resigned
        • Peel's Tories remained a minority in the House of Commons,
    • prime minister 1841-46
      • Mines Act of 1842,
      • Factory Act of 1844
      • 1845 started arguing to repeal the corn laws
        • June 1846, the corn laws were repealed causing him to resign over bbacklash
      • cut tariffs to stimulate trade
        • eplacing the lost revenue with a 3% income tax.
      • set up a modern banking system
      • Income Tax Act 1842,
      • Railway Regulation Act 1844.
    • strongly against the great reform act

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