Random knowledge questions about the power and the people topic

This source is a question and answers flash card set of 120 cards. Wrote in chronological order of the Power and the People section’s (pages 144 to 161) content of the ‘My revision notes’ history AQA GCSE (9-1) revision guide by Hodder education

When did John lose the land in normandy
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What happened on the 15th June 1215
Magna Carta was signed
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Where was Magna Carta signed
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What year did King John die
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When was the Provisions of Oxford
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Due to the way he died at the Battle of Evesham, what did Simon de Montfort become known as
Martyr for freedom
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When was the black death
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What did king Edward III pass, to control the peasants
Statute of labourers
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What was the statute of labourers
Made peasants work for their pure-black death wage
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To raise funds for a war in France what did king Richard II introduce
Poll tax
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Poll tax meant everyone had to pay the same ...
1 shilling 4 pence
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When was the peasants revolt
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What year did Robert aske lead an uprising in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire about changes to the church
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Why was Aske invited to Windsor by the King
To spend Christmas there
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When did rebels attack castles in the north
January 1537
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How many rebels did Duke Norfolk hang and why
74 rebels, as a warning
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When was Aske was arrested and executed
July 1537
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What did King Charles believe he was appointed by
God (Divine right of kings)
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Charles ruled without parliament for 11 years- what kind of rule is this
Personal rule
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When did Charles recall parliament
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What did MPs draw up because they didn’t trust Charles
Grand remonstrance
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What did Oliver Cromwell create which was better equipped and trained than the royalists
New model army NMA
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After 300MPs we’re ejected, what was left to put the king on trail
A rump
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When was King Charles executed
30th January 1649
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From 1649 to 1660 what were the three attempted ways of rule in England
The army, by parliament and by Oliver Cromwell
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What did parliament restore after Cromwell’s death
The monarchy
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What was the population of the 13 British colonies in America
25 million
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What did I the colonists demand
“No taxation without representation”
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When did the colonists declare themselves independent
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What did the Declaration of Independence say
All men are created equal
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When did Britain surrender and why
1783; they couldn’t keep up the fight over the long distance
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What did the colonies- United States of America have of its own
A constitution, parliament and congress
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How did the British empire grow after
Took over Australia, New Zealand and india
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Why was the American Revolution significant
It was the first colony to reject rule of a European power and in the next 50 years political radicals were dealt with harshly
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Why was the Bristish electoral system corrupt in the early 19th century
Rotten boroughs had MPs and some industrial cities didn’t. There was also no secret ballot
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After what wars did the government make poverty worse by introducing corn tax, what effect did it have.
Napoléonien wars; made bread expensive
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When was the St Peters Field meeting, how many people gathered there
1819; 60,000 people were attracted there
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Who was the radical speaker who wanted reform in parliament
Henry hunt
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How many people were killed in the Peterloo massacre, who was included in this figure
11 people, including women and children
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What did the six acts ban
Meetings of over 50 people and asking for reform became an act of treason
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In 1830, Thomas Atwood organised a petition for reform, how many people signed it
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What gouvernement introduced a reform act and who helped to pass it through when the House of lords blocked it
Whig government introduced the reform act and the king helped to pass it through
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What did the reform act do
An MP in all industrial towns so they are represented. And also for merchant/factory owners to be able to vote
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When were the Chartists formed
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What were three chartist demands
1. Votes for all men. 2. Vote in secret. 3.no property qualification to vote
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What did Chartists present to parliament in 1848
Great petition
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How did the anti-corn law league protest
Meetings and pamphlets
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Due to what event in 1845, caused the corn laws to be repealed in 1846
Bad harvest leading to famine
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Who led the anti-slavery society
William Wilberforce
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How did the anti-slavery society protest
Meetings, pamphlets, petitions ,speaking in parliament
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When was slavery abolished
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Why did it become t expensive to keep slaves
Sugar prices fell dramatically
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What individual industrialists improved conditions in their factories
Robert Owen, Titus Salt, George Cadbury
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Who introduced 8 hour working days
Robert owen
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What did George Cadbury have introduced in his factories
Pensions, worker’s committees and a worker’s welfare schemes
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Who built a town next to his mill, what did it include
Titus Salt, it included a hospital, church and bathhouses
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What was the old idea of Laissez-fire
Government shouldn’t intervene
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Lordshaftsbury’s campaigns led to which acts
Factory act of 1833 and Mines act of 1842
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What did the factory act do
Reduce children’s working hours
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What did the mines act do
No women/children to work down in the mines
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Why didn’t all people support Lordshaftsburys’ acts
They reduce family income
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What event in 1789 spread fear in England of workers rising up
French revolution
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What two societies did workers use as methods to improve living conditions
Friendly societies and trade societies
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Who were luddites
Weavers who destroyed machines they believed took their jobs
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In 1830s Robert Owen organised the GNCTU, what does it stand for
Grand National Consolidated Trade Union
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Why were the farmers from Tolpuddle arrested in 1834
For getting members to sign a secret oath of loyalty
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How long were they sent to Australia for
7 years
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How many protested in London in hope to reverse the decision
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What happened in 1880
Education became compulsory
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When did working men get the vote
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Unions for skilled workers were called the
New model unions
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Unions for unskilled workers were known as
New unions
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When did the match girls run the first successful unskilled worker’s strike
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What did the more militant London dockworkers get from their strike in 1889
A pay increase
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When was the Labour Party created
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After WW1 mines were given back to mine owners, what were two problems with the coal
Demand for coal dropped and it was cheaper to import coal from abroad
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What did mine owners do in response
Reduce wages and increased hours
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What is TUC
Trade union Council (/Congress)
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What was the day, month and year of the start of the general strike, when the miners/railway workers and dockers went on strike
4th May 1926
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How long did the general strike last
9 days
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What did the government use to turn people opinions away from the strike
Radio and newspapers
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What global event caused union membership to rise again
World War 2
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What is nationalisation
When a government takes over the running of an industry
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What was a closed shop
Factory where you had to be a union member to work there
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When was the miners strike
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When did striking miners return to work
A year after
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What were Victorian views on a women’s role
To cook and clean in the home, raise children and some had small paid jobs
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Name three things men could do but women couldn’t
File for divorce, own property, couldn’t vote like most men
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What word means to have the right to vote
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In 1897 the many regional groups who wanted women’s suffrage, United to form the NUWS, what does it stand for
National union of women’s suffrage society
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Millicent Fawcett led the NUWSS, what were they known as
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What kind of methods did the suffragists use
Peaceful methods
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Emmeline Pankhurst formed the WSPU in 1903, what did it stand for
Women’s social and political union
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Name three ways the suffragettes campaigned
Chained themselves to railings. Smashed windows. Set fire to postboxes.
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What happened to Emily Wilding Davidson in 1913
She threw herself in front of the kings horse and died
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Where were hundreds of thousands of women recruited to work in WW1
Government munition factories
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What did the representation of the people’s act in 1918 do
Gave female property owners over the age of 30 the vote
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How was this extended in 1928
Now all women over 21 could vote
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How many women joined the workforce in WW2
Over 7 million
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When was the abortion act
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When was the divorce act
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What act happened a year after the divorce act
Equal pay act (1970)
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What became available on the NHS in 1974
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What did the employment protection act of 1975 do
Made it illegal to sack a women due to pregnancy
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When was the first female Prime-minister of Britain
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What is the commonwealth
Uk together with states previously part of the British Empire
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What did the British Nationality act of 1948 allow
Anyone from the commonwealth to come to Britain and gain a full British citizenship
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Where did most immigrants live
In run down areas of cities, working class areas
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Most immigrants had low-paid insecure jobs except skilled workers like ...
Doctors and nurses
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What serious racial violence happened in 1958 in Notting Hill
Black homes and shops were attacked and fire bombed by white gangs
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Who organised a carnival in response to the violence at Notting Hill and what did the carnival later become known as
Claudia Jones; The Notting Hill carnival
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Who’s funeral became a mass anti-racism demonstration in May 1959
Kelso Cochrane’s
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What famous perch did Enoch Powell give in 1968
‘Rivers of Blood’
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What was the ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech about
Predicting civil war if immigration didn’t stop
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What did the national front call for and what happened because of it
Called for an end to immigration and causes racial hatred in some inner cities
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When were the tt who Commonwealth Immigration acts to limit black and Asian Immigration
1962, 1968
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How many race relations acts were they and when were they passed
3 race relations act in 1965, 1968 and 1976
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Name two affects of economic depression in Brixton in the 1980s
Unemployment and crime
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What did a police ‘stop and search’ cause in April 1981
Serious rioting including use of arson and looting
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what did the Scarman report find
Racist culture in the police force and blamed police for causing Brixton Riots
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Well done
Good luck
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