Liberalism And Conservatism

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During the nineteenth century there were two concepts of governmental belief, Liberalism and Conservatism. Both concepts displayed beliefs as to how a country should be run. Liberalism though specifically is a political philosophy emphasizing on the economic liberty of the individual as opposed to utilitarianism. This political group expresses several ideas in regards to freedom of speech, equal opportunity, how powerful the government should be, market economies, as well as free trade. Throughout history, there are several people who played a key role in the development of liberalism. Some very influential people included: Jean Jacques Rousseau and John Locke. Rousseau and Locke stressed the importance of natural rights, and how when you are born, you are born free. These ideas helped create the foundation of what liberalism is today.
The document Chartism: The People’s Petition 1838 was a national petition given to Parliament in regards to discussing several matters. In the beginning it mentions the excessive taxes when trading goods. Further in the writing it talks about how traders are in danger of bankruptcy and not capable of supporting themselves with food and shelter. When we relate this
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In regards to demand of universal suffrage, it can be seen as getting the right of voting, which eventually led to allowing women voting rights in 1917. As for demand of the ballots this is referring to using ballots that which allowed the people to vote on important issues. Lastly, the demand of annual Parliaments meant the people would be able to have the power and freely choose new representatives. It is obvious to us that all these people really want is a sense of liberty and freedom, and some sort of say in regards to establishing

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