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  • The Earl Of Derby and Benjamin Disraeli. 1866-68
    • What were the 3-5 main areas of Social/Domestic Policy?
      • The Second Reform Act 1867. Radicalised to show up the Liberal Party. gave vote to people with £7 rent-able property. Gave vote to 400,000 men, mainly Artisans.
      • The effect of the Act was to transfer responsibility for trying election petitions from the House of Commons to the Judges of the High Court of Justice. The Act was designed to, and did, provide a more effective measure for preventing corruption and fraud in Parliamentary elections.
      • Capital Punishment Amendment Act. Put an end to public hanging.
      • Public Schools Act 1868. established a board of governors for nine English public schools
    • What were the 3-5 Main Areas of Foreign Policy?
      • Sir Robert Napier's expedition to Abyssinia. Napier had defeated the forces of Theodore II of Abyssinia and released the British prisoners: the British envoy and the British consul. Made Britain look strong in the East
      • British North America Act
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    • What was their policy towards Ireland?
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    • How 'Popular' was this ministry?
      • Disraeli was unpopular among his own party due to Jewish background. His strong foreign policy led to working class support.
    • What were the major reasons for this ministry being elected?
      • Liberal Party was defeated when trying to introduce Reform Bill so resigned, meant Conservatives could form a minority government
    • What were the main reasons for this ministry ending?
      • The Liberals won a hundred seat majority over the conservatives.
    • What were the overriding priorities for this ministry? did they achieve their aims?
      • the main priority was to pass the Reform Act to get one over on the Liberals and win future voters support. They achieved in their aim of passing the Reform Act


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