Pitt to Peel

Dividing the course into key themes.

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Economic and Trade Policies

International Trade = ___         Streamlining = ___           Increasing Revenue = ___

  • Corn Laws
  • Income Tax
  • Eden Treaty
  • Bank Charter Act 1844
  • The Companies Act 1844
  • The Sinking Fund 1786
  • Canada Corn Act 1843
  • Sugar Bill
  • 1842 "Free Trade" Budget
  • 1845 "Free Trade" Budget (Continued from 1842)
  • Bonded Warehouses
  • Window Tax
  • Navigations Act
  • Pitt's Administrative Reforms
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Popular Politics & Control

  • 1832 "Great" Reform Act (Larger Franchise from 7% to 11% 1834, however only males voted, monarchical and lords remained undiminished. Overall very small change).
  • Penal and Policing Reforms: Metropolitan Police Act, Gaols Act - Designed to protect people and standardise the justice system (degree of more control however was a lot more efficient).
  • Catholic Emancipation 1829 - Brought about by popular pressure (threat of civil war). Massive restriction for future Catholic voters in Ireland.
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Dealing with revolutionaries

  • Repeated suspension of Habeas Corpus (Deterrent and show of control)
  • The Seditious Meetings Act 1819
  • Six Acts 1819 (Stopped any radical reformers creating large protests like that of the Peterloo Massacre
  • Clontarff Monster Meeting (O'Connell imprisoned on grounds of seditious conspiracy after it was called off due to British troops coming over in two ships sent by Peel).
  • Propaganda and Jingoism: Peterloo Massacre, Cato Street, Spa Fields, Luddites, Blanketeers.
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