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  • Reform On The National Level
    475 words
    Reform of corrupt businesses and government first drew attention at local and state levels. Big businesses in the late 1800's preferred profit over patriotism, credit over honor, individual gain over national prosperity, and trade and dickering over principles. It was not until 1901, when Theodore Roosevelt became president, that progressivism was brought to the national level. During Roosevelt's presidency, he would push reform as much as possible by strengthening the power of the federal gover...
  • 1881 Land Act
    796 words
    Gladstones mission to pacify Ireland was essentaillyan attempt to achieve a just relationship between landlord and tenant and grant Ireland certain independence. He attemtped to succeed in his conquest with the introduction of several Land Acts (1870-1881) and the disestablishment of the Protestant Church (1869). The first Land Act was passed in 1870, following the Fenian uprising of 1867. This act legalized the Ulster Custom of fair rent, free sale and fixity of tenure in areas where it operate...
  • Climax Of The Liberal Social Reforms
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    In this essay I will show to what extent the Liberal Government of 1906 to 1914 set up a welfare state in Britain, why they were so concerned with the health of the nation, what reforms they introduced in order to improve the nation's health and why this was a period of major reform in Britain. A welfare state is a state with social services controlled or financed by the Government. These service aim to protect society's weakest members from the cradle to the grave. As Beveriage described it, a ...
  • Old Age Pension Act
    1,254 words
    In December 1905 after the resignation of Balfour the Liberals returned to power and in the general election of 1906 the liberals being led by Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman won 377 seats giving them a massive majority of 84 over all other parties combined, the largest majority of the 20th century save the last labour victory. Ironically the election campaign had not been fought on the subject of social reform but mainly on the old issues of free trade, temperance reform and education. This libera...
  • Early Stages Of The Reform Prince Kung
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    During the period of 1840 to 1911 one act of reform that failed was " The Self-strengthening Movement". This "movement" initiated in 1861, then on into the 1890's. This act of reform was motivated by the defeats by the British and French armies in the " Opium Wars". The Tai pin, Nier and Muslim revealed their government's weaknesses. During this period reform was necessary to be a great nation and also to survive colonisation from many Western countries. From these reasons it was essential to ha...
  • Disraeli's Importance In The Second Reform Act
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    Although image was vitally important to both Disraeli and the style of politics he practiced, this does not mean that he was a shallow, worthless politician. Many historians, looking at the historians implemented by Disraeli in the Conservative Party, and in government, conclude that Disraeli dressed modest, piecemeal reforms up in fancy rhetoric. In fact, Disraeli, within the constraints of party and the prevailing political climate at the time, implemented a series of reforms that together can...

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