The most obvious change which came about was the shift of power between the house of commons and the house of lords. The shift in power only occurred due to the extreme unwillingness of the lords to allow reform as they only eventually passed the act after Grey forced them too. This was the first step to a fairer and less corrupt government as it allowed a decline in political aristocratic power. The act itself was mainly an alliance between those wealthiest in society, which mainly consisted of upper and middle class. One of the important consequences of the act was the increase of middle class power within the election process and within the business world.
After the French and Indian War, the British and the colonists had to face rising tensions and problems resulting from the war. Due to a massive debt from two wars, the British king had to recover as quickly as possible. Since the British considered the war started in the colonies, the blame was placed on the colonists and thus the British became more involved in the colonies. Due to increased economic policies and tyrannic rulership from 1763 to 1783, ideas of American independence changed drastically from wanting fair representation to complete freedom from the crown. In the beginning of 1763-1783, the colonists viewed themselves as everyday British citizens.
Industrial workers joined the movement as well as wealthy Americans. In the earlier years of progressivism it rejected Social Darwinism, the belief that life consists of competitive struggles in which only the fittest will survive. The movement wanted to get rid of corrupt government officials and make government more responsive to Americans needs. Four amendments were passes during the time that increased the democratic influences of citizens. Despite the successes of progressivism, the benefits were mostly limited to white Americans.
However, due to the increased production of machines, the tension on the ideas of family and how a family should be implemented was the working classes biggest strain. Finally, the middle classes were not primarily affected by the industrial revolution, but they were affected by the higher class, the aristocrats. The overall issue that all of the classes faced with the industrial revolution and how it affected the beliefs on family and marriage was change. Because of a change in economy, work, and machinery the society of Britain began to change the original ideas of family and marriage to fit the newly formed industrial society, allowing Britain’s industry and hierarchy to put strain and change for the people in the mid-nineteenth
At the beginning of the 20th century, many of the reformers sought to correct the imbalance. Women such as Addams also hoped to improve city slum life through programs of self-help. Other reformers attacked corruption in municipal government, forming leagues to defeat city bosses and their vast political devices. Urban reformers were often frustrated, however, because state legislatures, controlled by railroads and large corporations, obstructed the municipal struggle for home rule. The natural course to alleviate this problem was to gain control of these legislatures, by having progressive leaders acquire these very political positions.
struggled with its form of government, along with who was involved in the decision making for the people, but Progressivism and its ideas took action to make a change for the greater good. Early off before progressive ideas began to take action within the government, there was an over abundance of corruption and greedy leaders inside the core of our government and its hierarchy. This results in a poor country for the entirety of the early 20th century until progressivism comes along with its new ideas to decrease the corruption in the U.S., and its policies to make our government stronger and more focused on the people. Once it finally gets its chance after the Great Depression and World War, people finally realize the vastly fulfilling effects it has on their lives, it begins to blow up. It gains popularity and thrives during the 20th century up till now during the early 21st century with the Obama administration.
Science played an important role during the nineteenth century because much of the aspiration for scientific knowledge was triggered at that time. The view of morality started to change, and people timidly started to engage into socially questionable behaviors. The economy grew considerably during the nineteenth century, as a result of the industrial revolution. Finally, in the light of factual information and the aspects analyzed from the text The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Victorian period was a stepping stone for the scientific, social, and economic development of England and Europe in
In contrast to the reform movements mentioned previously, the Nativist movement advocated for the supremacy of England ‘natives”, and pushed for stricter immigration laws. During the 1825 to 1850 time period, America experienced a mass influx in immigrants, specifically from Ireland and Germany. These immigrants eventually started to outsource American jobs and grow in political power. As a result, this increase in spread and power lead to heightened tensions between the original English colonists and the new immigrants. As demonstrated in Document D, nativists often viewed immigrants as detestable, selfish subjects, and discriminated against their belief in Roman Catholicism.
However, this practice was generally abandoned by many regimes by the end of the 19th century due to the revolutions that had taken place in major countries. The English bill of rights of 1689 was a pioneer in constitutional amendments and drafting of human rights across the globe. It was drafted in trying to limit the veto powers of the Monarchy in England whereby, citizens were able to demand and inquire about issues without fear of victimization. The monarch was to be responsible and accountable to parliament. This legislation inspired a lot of the bills of rights of young nations of that period including Scotland and the United
In the eighteenth century, there was an outbreak of industrial revolution in all countries of Europe due to which economies expanded. Therefore the use of money also extended. Metallic money couldn't meet the requirements because it was difficult to make large payments in coins and their transference from one area to another was