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History Unit 2 Revision

India 1850 - 1918

Timeline 1850 - 1918

1857 - The beginning of the Indian Mutiny

1858 - Crown control of India

1875 - Foundation of Aligarh College

1877 - British territorial control at its greatest in India and Queen Victoria named the Empress of India…

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What was Curzon's Frontier Policy?

Curzon's greatest success was the creation of a buffer zone between the Indo-Gangetic plains and the Afghan tribal
areas beyond which lay the Russian Empire. In this area Curzon replaced British troops who were creating tension by
being there with a military force of local…

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This delegation led to the All India Muslim League being formed in December 1906 urged on by the Aga Khan and
was founded in Dacca, Bengal.

What were the Morley-Minto Reforms?

The 1908 Royal Commission on Decentralisation that was set up to recommend improvements to administration of
India suggested modest…

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Central Legislative Council increase to 150 members of whom 80% be elected and 1/3 would be Muslim
in the proportions set out for the provinces.
Councillors would serve for 5 years




History Unit 2

India 1918 - 1929

What was the Montagu declaration?




What was the Rowlatt Act?

Fear of…

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In Jallianwala Bagh ten to twenty thousand Punjabis of different religions had gathered in an enclosed park to
celebrate after two major religious festivals. This collection of people however went against the banning of all public
meetings that Dyer had ordered; Dyer and his troops entered the park firing 1600…

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Dyer's actions back home and this had led to greater support for Gandhi's peaceful rebellion call. Gandhi called for
the boycott of law courts by lawyers, of schools and colleges by teachers along with a boycott of British cloth which
had an economic effect on the British manufacturers. There were…

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breaking their boycott. The Commission's work and eventual report were however overtaken by the release of the
Nehru Report and Dominion Declaration.

What was the Nehru Report?

The boycott of the Simon Commission drew the Indian political compass together and in 1928 an all party conference
took place, which was…

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recommendation of Simon Commission and rendered it irrelevant as well as Birkenhead Winston Churchill was also
angered. This announcement by the Labour Government however didn't stem the rise of radical nationalism in India
the British and Congress were worried over the rise of the Communist Party

In response the British…

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History Unit 2

India 1930 - 1949

What was the Salt March which took place on 12th March 1930?

As part of the new Non-cooperation movement, Gandhi announced that he and 78 chosen supporters would walk
400km from his Ashram in Sabarmati to the sea at Dandi Beach where they…

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The civil disobedience movement would be halted (G)
Congress would participate in a reconvened round table conference (G)
An inquiry into police brutality wouldn't be held (I)
Political prisoners would be released unless guilty of violent crime (I)
Banned organisations would be unbanned, fines cancelled, other restrictions lifted and officials…

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