The act of the union started in the 1800s and what it did was spilt up Ireland. They were not comfortable that the British were makeing disions for them.
The British Isles
Over time of Change and events in the British Isles
Collapse Of the Second Coalition
In 1801-2, the collapse of the Second Coalition of powers against France led to negotiations between Britain and France.
The Southwark Bridge was built
The Bridge was built in the small city of Southwark. It was built in 1819.
Stockton and Darlington Railway
The railway was built to make an easer way to carry coal and other goods. The creator was Edward Pease.
The Young Irelander’s were found in the 1840s andbelived Ireland should cut all ties with Britain and set-up a separate Irish state.
The Theatres in Ireland
Early 1800s brought saloons offering variety acts and booze, with some going so far as to add theatres to their original structures. When the Theatre Act of 1843 declared that the establishments would only be licensed if run as theatres.
The Great Famine Of Ireland
Beetween 1846 and 1851 there was many faminines in Ireland Witch caused man people to flee ireland and move to other countrys. One exzample of a famine that happened in ireland is the potato famine.
The young irelanders revolted when the British didnt want to seperate ireland
Kegworth Air Disaster
A plane crashed in Ireland because a piliot error only 79 people surrvived out of 118.
The Gaelic league Was Formed
The Gaelic league was formed in 1893 by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill to bring back the irish language. They belived that bringing back the Irish Language was key to keeping the irish culture alive.
National Insurance Act
For those that were ill or unemployed, the National Insurance Act gave free insurance to the people who needed it in the UK.
The Parliamentary Act of 1918 allows men over the age of 21 and even women over the age of 29 to vote for new leaders in the UK.
Results of WW1
Unfortunately, the conclusion to WW1 and Britains involvement in it was the loss of over one million people.
The Great Slump
The UK experienced a Great Depression (also known as the Great Slump) where it was dominated by economic weaknesses that lasted well into the next year and effected not only the UK but the rest of the world as well. England and Wales were struck with a devastating 70% unemployment rate!
Luftwaffe and the RAF
In 1940, the Luftwaffe tries to destroy the RAF (Royal Air Force) and the airfields in southern England. This event triggers the beginning of the Battle of Britain.
Hitler launches bomb attacks on London and many other English cities. The outcome? Enormous property damage and loss of lives in the armed forces and the civilian population.
The Beveridge Report proposes a comprehensive national system of social security, maternity, and child benefits for the entire UK.
Election Labour wins 393 out of the 640 seats in the House of Commons. Clement Attlee becomes the Prime Minister and replace the "war-time hero" Winston Churchill.
National Health Act
The National Health Act makes medical care free to all citizens! By this time, the Welfare State idea is fully developed, reviving places such as Wales and Scotland.
The event of Black Wednesday happened when the British Conservative government withdrew the pound sterling from the ERM (European Exchange Rate Mechanism) after it was unable to keep above its agreed lower limit. The effect? A devastating recession where large businesses failed and the housing market crashed.