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Democratic Reform & Activism. Limited Democracy. Early 1800s, vote limited to men with substantial property Women could not vote;. Reform Bill of 1832. 1832 bill gave middle class suffrage New industrial cities more representation. Chartist Movement. Expands suffrage and reform politics

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limited democracy
Limited Democracy
  • Early 1800s, vote limited to men with substantial property
  • Women could not vote;
reform bill of 1832
Reform Bill of 1832
  • 1832 bill gave middle class suffrage
  • New industrial cities more representation
chartist movement
Chartist Movement
  • Expands suffrage and reform politics
  • Demands suffrage for all men, secret vote, Parliamentary reforms
  • Parliament at first rejects, but eventually adopts, Chartist goals.
victorian age
Victorian AGe
  • Queen Victoria—rules for 64 years at height of British power
  • Loses power to Parliament, especially House of Commons
  • Government run almost completely by prime minister, cabinet
organization and resistance
Organization and Resistance
  • Many women organize to win the right to vote
  • Some argue against it as too radical a break from tradition
  • Others say women did not have ability to engage in politics
militant protests
Militant Protests
  • Emmeline Pankhurst forms Women’s Social and Political Union
  • 1903 WSPU members protest
  • Women did not win suffrage in Briain and U.S. until after World War I
third republic
Third Republic
  • France changes governments repeatedly after Franco-Prussian War
  • 3rd Republic—French gov’t formed in 1875 lasts 60 years.
the dreyfus affair
The Dreyfus Affair
  • Syp controversy over Jewish officer in French army
  • Anti-Semitism—prejudice against Jews, strong in much of Europe
  • Government declares Captain Alfred Dreyfus innocent.
rise of zionism
Rise of Zionism
  • Movement for Jewish homeland—grows after Dreyfus affair
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