Time Line Of british history for OCR Spec B AS course 1890-1924 (with background information starting as early as 1778)

 A Time line for all events related to British Political history from 1890-1924
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1788 ­ First all women's union ­ Leicester Spinners
17991824 ­ illegal for working people to combine together for better pay & conditions
(combination acts?)
1800 ­ Act of Union
1825 ­ Combination acts repealed ­ resulted in wave of strikes ­ act repassed
1832 ­ Reform Act ­ 1in7 men had vote ­ unequal constituencies
1832 ­ First suffrage petition to parliament
1835 ­ Municipal Corporations Act created elected town government ­ 1st step to ridding of
rotten boroughs
184551 Irish Potato Famine
1846 ­ Employer has striking women arrested and sentenced to hard labour
1847 ­ First leaflet of female suffrage published
1851 ­ Sheffield association for Female Franchise
1858 ­ Abolition of property act qualifications for MPs
1859 ­ Foundation of Modern Liberal Party
1865 ­ Committee for women's suffrage
1866 ­ Women's suffrage provisional committee
1867 ­ 2nd reform act ­ 1.5 mil men given vote ­ based on housing qualifications
1867 ­ First permanent women's suffrage society in Manchester
1869 ­ National society for women's suffrage (NSWS)
1869 ­ Women gained the vote in town council elections municipal boroughs (boroughs with
the right to elect own town councils)
1869 ­ Irish Anglican church disestablished
1870 ­ Land act gives Irish tenants limited rights
1870 ­ Women's suffrage journal
1871 ­ London's national society for women's suffrage
1872 ­ secret ballot act ­ removed intimidation of open voting
1872 ­ Central committee of National Women's suffrage (CCNS)
1875 ­ Women could be elected to serve as poor law guardians ­ run workhouses

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­ New Central Committee of National Society for women's suffrage united LNSSWS
and CCNS
1882 ­ Second Irish land act extends tenant rights
1882 ­ married women's property act ­ allowed woman to continue as separate property
owner when marries
1883 corrupt and illegal practices act aimed at preventing corruption at electionban buying
food for voters & limit money spent during election
1884 3rd reform act ­ added 6mil males who could vote dependent on housing & rent
1884 ­ Creation of Social Democratic Federation…read more

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Fee Grant act ­ elementary education
189294 Gladstone PM ­ Liberal
1892 ­ women's emancipation league
1892 ­ conservative and liberal unionists agree joint antihome rule election campaign
1893 ­ Formation of ILP (Independent Labour Party)
1893 ­ Home rule defeated in house of Lords
18945 ­ Earl Of Rosebery ­ Liberal ­(Gladstone resigns)
1894 ­ parish council's act creates elected village government
18951902 Lord Sailsbury PM ­ Conservative ­ Forms coalition unions' government with
liberal unionists Liberals heavily defeated
1896 ­ Jameson's Raid ­…read more

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­ WSPU (Women's Social and Political Union) ­ formed after difference in opinion in
NUWSS led to split ­ Emmeline Pankhust
1903 ­ Electoral pact agreed between the LRC and the Liberal Party
1904 ­ Lising act reduction of beer houses ­ those closed compensated
1905 ­ Balfour resigns as PM
1905 ­ unemployed workmen act
19058 ­ Campbell Bannerman PM ­ appointed by king
1906 ­ Conservatives overwhelmingly defeated in 1906 general election ­ liberals win
massive victory
190614 ­ Threats to stability ­Suffragette…read more

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­Budget ­ Child allowances
1909 ­ Lloyd George introduces people's budget
1909 ­ Labour Exchange ­ set up to make it easier for unemployed to get in touch with
employers
1909 ­ Osborne Judgement ­Illegal for trade unions to charge political levy ­ Labour Mps
dependent on trade union support as not paid
urgency of Irish Question
190911 Constitutional Crisis ­ triggered by Budget proposals 1909 ­ made liberal
government more dependent on Irish nationalists
1910 ­ shops act ­ shop assistants 1 half day…read more

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­ Trade Unions act ­ unions able to charge political levy ­ members able to contract out
­ remedied from Osborne judgement
1913 ­ plural voting Bill
1913Cat and mouse act the Prisoners' Temporary Discharge for Ill Health, which allowed
suffragettes on hungerstrike to be released from prison until their health had recovered, and
then be rearrested
1914 ­ 3rd Home rule bull passed but suspended for duration of war
191418 ­ WWI ­ united conservatives ­ split liberals ­ Labour most deeply divided ­…read more

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­ Treaty of Versailles
1919 ­ Addison act ­ government subsides to build 70,000 houses a year
1919 ­ Old age pensions improved ­ remove some exclusions & restrictions from 1909
1920 ­ Unemployment Act ­ extent 1911 act to all employees except domestic servants
1920 ­ Partition of Ireland act ­ 2 parliaments ­ Dublin & Belfast
1921 ­ Bomar law resigns & is succeeded as conservative leader by Chamberlin
1921 ­ Geddes axe government spending cuts ­Army & navy £20mil cuts each ­…read more

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