Great Reform Act 1832

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THREE REFORM ACTS OF 1832, 1867, 1884 19th century was the mark of a new era in Britain as well as the rest of the world. The world was changing, and life was beginning to settle on the foundation of urbanization and trade centred industrial trade economy. Cities were dividing like the two sides of a coin, and metropolises were growing. 19th century, also known as Victorian Age in Britain, brought Industrial Revolution to its peak and industrialization can be seen at any part of the life. New inventions all around England and all of Europe were on the rise. Besides all these inventions and cosmopolitan growth the gap between poor and rich were growing and the gap between the
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This reform act was presented in the parliament by the Whigs and the Prime Minister Charles Grey, also known as the 2nd Earl Grey. This act planned a reformation inside the parliament and change in the electoral seats in the houses of Commons and Lords. The Great Reform Act faced heavy opposition especially from the House of Lords; however the act was passed in the end due to the pressure from the public and pressure from the newly formed cities as a result of industrialization. The original name of this act was An Act to Amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales, but mainly its abbreviated formal version, Representation of the People Act of 1832, was used. The reform act changed the statuses of many boroughs and created new voters from many…show more content…
The Conservatives were sure to win the election in the following year but for the surprise of the parliament Conservatives lost the elections. The Second Reform Act led to a couple unintended outcomes. One of them was financial, as parties had to spend a lot more and organize a lot more political case in a wider range. Another outcome is that this reform played for the better of the House of Commons unintentially, since the House of Commons had upper class domination and therefore can support long election campaigns easily. The Reform Act of 1884 The Reform Act of 1884, also known as the Representation of the People and informally as the Third Act, with its predecessor the following year changed the parliamentary system to seemingly what we have today's England. The reform was an addition to the 1867 reform act. Same pattern of rules were followed in the Act of 1884, all men paying 10 pounds annually for rent and those hold profit annually 10 pounds can vote, but this act carried the act of 1867 to the countryside from urban cities where it was stuck. With the more widened electoral range total British voters increased from five hundred thousand to five million and five hundred thousand. Although many reforms made on the electoral system still about

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