Victorian Period Political and Social Events

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9780712668446 Reform Act The Reform Act aimed to improve the way in which Parliament was elected by changing electoral boundaries and giving more people the vote
Queen victoria by bassano Beginning of Queen Victorias reign On the 20th of June 1837, William IV died at the age of 71, and Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom.
Unknown Chartist Movement The Chartist movement contained 6 goals: • A vote for every man over 21 years of age• A secret ballot• No property qualification for Member of Parliament• Payment of Members of Parliament• Constituencies of equal size• Annually elected parliaments
Chartist m The Chartist Movement The "People's Charter" was drafted in 1838 by William Lovett. This was at the heart of a radical campaign for parliamentary reform of the inequities remaining after the Reform Act of 1832. The Chartists' six main demands were:votes for all men;equal electoral districts; abolition of the requirement that Members of Parliament be property owners; payment for M.P.s
annual general elections; and
the secret ballot.
Marry Queen Victoria Marries Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, on 10 February 1840 at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. This was the first wedding of a reigning Queen in England since 1554.
Coal Mines Commission Act Mines Commission revealed the dreadful conditions in factories. Women, girls, and boys under the age of 10 were banned from underground work.
Crystal palace The Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London. The Great Exhibition was intended to show off the great technological achievements of the British Empire. In the end, over 6 million visitors came to the exhibition and it was a great success. The money raised by the Exhibition was used to found the Royal Albert Hall, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Underground First Parts of London Underground Constructed. Queen Victoria started construction on a public rapid transit system that served a large part of Greater London.
Bike Invention of Bicycle Bicycles became very popular in the 1870s.Invention of the penny-farthing bicycle. by British engineer, James Starley. The huge front wheel was almost six feet from top to bottom. and the seat was above the wheel. It had no brakes. This design was used until about 1880 when a bicycle with equal-sized wheels was developed.
Telephone Telephone Invented The telephone was an electric voice-transmission device created by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson.
Light Invention and Uptake of Electric Light After the invention of the electric light bulb by Thomas Edison (USA) and Joseph Swan (UK) in 1879, electric light started to replace the dim, yellow gas light, oil lamps and candlelight. Some towns were lit by electricity too, making them more welcoming at night.
Car Invention of the first car to use internal combustion engine The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer in a combustion chamber. Invented by Karl Benz.
Steam Steam Steam was used to power factory machinery, ships and trains. Great iron steamships were built made crossing the ocean faster than ever before. Many people left Britain, sailing away to start a new life in Canada or Australia.By the 1880s steam power was also being used to turn dynamos in power stations in order to make electricity.
Jubilee Diamond Jubilee On 23 September 1896, Victoria surpassed her grandfather George III as the longest-reigning monarch in English, Scottish, and British history.
Queen vic Death of Queen Victoria
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