Revolution vs. Reform. What's the Difference?. Definition. Reform means to change, possibly a reversion to what is perceived to be a pure original state. It is used, however, for any change thought to be positive.
What's the Difference?
Slavery was greatly reduced around the world. Following a successful slave revolt in Haiti, Britain forced the Barbary pirates to halt their practice of kidnapping and enslaving Europeans, banned slavery throughout its domain, and charged its navy with ending the global slave trade. Britain abolished slavery in 1834, America's Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War would end slavery in 1863, and in Brazil slavery ended in 1888 (see Abolitionism). Similarly, serfdom was abolished in Russia.
It is known that Darwin, as well as his friends and family, were very much in favor of the Great Reform Act of 1832, which extended voting rights to millions of formally disenfranchised citizens. He was also a staunch supporter of the abolishment of slavery. Here are a few excerpts from letters Darwin wrote home while on the Beagle Voyage:
"The Captain does every thing in his power to assist me, & we get on very well - but I thank my better fortune he has not made me a renegade to Whig principles: I would not be a Tory, if it was merely on account of their cold hearts about that scandal to Christian Nations, Slavery."-- To Revd. John Henslow 18 May 1832 from Rio de Janeiro.
2 Points: Taking a position on a question
1 Point: Making a Relevant Comment
2 Points: Using evidence to make a point or statement
1 Point: Drawing another person into the discussion
1 Point: Asking a clarifying question or moving the discussion along
2 Points: Making an Analogy (reform is like doing a retest-you learn from your mistakes and correct them for a better mark)
2 Points: Recognizing contradictions and irrelevant comments
-2 Points: Not paying attention or distracting others
-2 Points: Interuption
-1 Point: Irrelevant Comment
-3 Points: Monopolizing the discussion
-3 Points: Making a personal attack
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