Chapter 25 democracy and reform

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Chapter 25 democracy and reform

  1. 1. Democracy and Reform Ch. 8 sec. 2/Ch. 10 Sec. 1
  2. 2. Spread of Democracy In the 19th century, democratic reforms swept through England  Gov’t positions based on ability  Adjusted voting districts  Social Reforms for workers  Suffragettes fight for women’s suffrage
  3. 3. French Political Instability Congress of Vienna reinstated Louis XVIII (1815) Charles X overthrown in 1830 after trying to restore absolutism Revolution of 1848 saw the abdication of Louis Philippe and rise of Louis Napoleon
  4. 4. Periods of War Crimean War pitted Russia against Great Britain and France over territory in Ottoman Empire (1854) In 1870 France declared war on Prussia, but was defeated in 6 weeks Prussia severely punished the French and embarrassed them
  5. 5. Confusion again in France Workers revolted and formed Commune of Paris (1871) 20,000 workers were killed by National Assembly armed forces Third Republic was established  Survived failed coup d’etat and Panama Canal disaster
  6. 6. Dreyfus Affair  Alfred Dreyfus, a Jew, was set up as a traitor  This trial deeply divided France between anti-Semitic groups and those who supported Dreyfus Proved the 3rd Republic could survive
  7. 7. Dreyfus Affair  Alfred Dreyfus, a Jew, was set up as a traitor  This trial deeply divided France between anti-Semitic groups and those who supported Dreyfus Proved the 3rd Republic could survive

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