Winston Churchill was born into an aristocratic family, on November 30, 1874 in Woodstock, United Kingdom. He was a British politician, military officer and writer who served as the prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. Churchill served in the British Army and worked as a writer before earning his election to Parliament in 1900. After becoming prime minister in 1940, Churchill helped lead a successful Allied strategy with the U.S. and Soviet Union during World War II to defeat the Axis powers and craft post-war peace. Elected as prime minister again in 1951, he introduced key domestic reforms.
Oliver Cromwell is today held with outstanding virtue by many people in Britain. Numerous Britons still see Cromwell as the father of modern British democracy because of his role in the English Revolution. Nevertheless, his reputation in Ireland is altogether different. Cromwell spent nine months of his life in Ireland yet many Irish people see Cromwell as someone who was a genocidal monster hell-bent on massacring the Irish population. Cromwell’s attitude towards the people of Ireland can be seen through his writings.
Franch can be used as a prime example of an absolute monarch in Western Europe. France began building toward absolutism when Henry VI created the Edict of Nantes in efforts to reduce the violence in the country and gained many supporters. When Richelieu temporarily took the throne he centralized the government and established the supremacy of the king's law. When Louis XIV finally became king, Franch was already well on its way to an absolute monarchy. He went even further by diminishing the power of the nobility and gave them only ceremonial tasks until they we no longer relevant in the political
The poor law was established in order to control the poverty and to create a sense of responsibility in the workable population towards the poor. The poor laws system in Canada was slightly different from the original system. In Nova Scotia, parishes frequently contracted the care of the poor to the lowest bidder since they would not like to pay the cost of keeping up poor houses of their own. The law was not implemented in Prince Edward Island as it had a relatively small population and British governments concentrated less on the small cities. In Lower Canada, the Catholic Church itself was responsible for the health and welfare of the community.
During his reign, however, Henry VIII purchased or expropriated most of the land that is known today as the West End. The dissolution of the monasteries, during which Henry VII disbanded Roman Catholic monasteries, brought upon major changes in the ownership of land previously owned by the Church (See Figure 1). As a result, by the end of the 17th century, most of the area ended up in private hands because Henry VIII and his successors leased or sold acres of land in an attempt to gain funds or reward court favorites. These private landowners had great impact on their estates and the development of London. Since the spreading of land to various owners, London has progressed as a series of estates, each located in distinctive areas within the capital and each with a unique
In 1797, Jefferson was elected as vice-president of the United States. Throughout his four years as vice-president, he wrote “A Manual of Parliamentary Practice”, one of the most useful documents to legislative prosecutions. In the elections of 1800, the Republican candidate Thomas Jefferson becomes the third president of the United States. During Jefferson’s first term as president, he accomplished many remarkable things and clearly used his power wisely. The Louisiana Purchase, however, was his most significant accomplishment along with the expeditions of Louis and Clark.
After the Indian Rebellion, there were many shifts in policies, acts and leadership of the remaining British rulers that remained in colonial India. Radio and speeches frolicked a huge part in spreading the movement to even peasant village members. By the mid1930s, the approval of the anti-colonial movement started to overpower the small amount of British influence that remained in India and the Indian princes were gaining both militaristic and political power. Since Indians had a sample from the British in education, military, economy, and government for centuries, the upper-class Indian princes and leaders had the knowledge to run and establish their own independent state. After about twenty years of message between British and Indian officials, India would become a distinct nation in 1947.
Interviewer: Did you have a positive influence on the world? George: Well I guess you could say I did for most people except for the Americans, of course, but other then that I suppose so and during 1783 I was able to turn disaster into triumph at home when I opposed a plan by powerful ministers in Parliament to reform the east India Company. I supported the plan at first but when I saw it as a way to further corrupt Parliament my opinion switched. Interviewer: I read about the thing in 1783 on a website called biography.com George: A what? Interviewer: A- Oh wait never mind… George: Okay… What’s the next question Interviewer: What problems or hardships did you face.
At the turn of the century Britain was the foremost world power and the British Empire stretched over two-thirds of the globe. Despite the extend of ıts power, ıts most troublesome colony had always been the one closest to it, Ireland. For seven hundured years Britain’s rule over Ireland had been resisted by attempts at rebellion and revolution. The power bases of division in Ireland is major conten for this text. The text examine that what are the causes of conflict which divided the land of Ireland.
Every general election which has been held in Ireland since receiving it’s independence in 1922 has been under the system known as; Proportional Representation through a single transferable vote (PR-STV). The system came to Ireland as it was popular with British electoral reformers in the late 19th century and was seen as a solution which would assist with the crisis that was Home Rule. PRSTV was deemed to be particularly appropriate to this case as it guaranteed minority representation. The president of the Proportional Representation (PR) Party in Britain came to Dublin to give a lecture on the voting system and this resulted in the formation of a PR Society in Ireland of which Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist and founder of the political party Sinn Fein was a member. This event played a key role in moulding the future of electoral law in Ireland as it meant that there was strong support for PR in favour of the British single member plurality (SMP) system.