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The british empire in 1815

Main characteristics:

  • It was hardly a uniform association;

  • It had no single constitution, religion, language or system of law;

  • The colonies of the empire had very little in common with each other except their link with Britain;

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  • Protective tariffs were used to freeze out foreign goods. imports and exports were carried by British ships.

  • There is no doubt that the colonies of the British Empire existed primarily for the benefit of the British economy, at the expense of their own social, economic and political development.

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The changing empire

The Changing Empire


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The Changing Empire


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The abolition of slavery

The Abolition of Slavery


The abolition of slavery1

  • The system operated in the following way: seventeenth century.

    African slaves were sold to British slave traders in West African ports.

    They were transported across the Atlantic by ship in horrific conditions.

    Then they were sold in the West Indies or North America at auction to the highest bidder.

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In an attempt to prevent foreign slavers taking over from where the British had left, the movement of slaves on the high seas was made an offence in maritime law in 1811.

The Abolition of Slavery


The abolition of slavery6

In 1819 a register of all existing slaves was drawn up by Britain so that any illegal additions could subsequently be traced.

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The abolition of slavery7

In 1830 2,600 anti-slavery petitions were presented to parliament.

In 1831 there was an unsuccessful uprising by slaves in Jamaica which resulted in 500 deaths.

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