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    ” and the last one “dividend.” Finally, the end of the post converges into a rather tarnished-looked umbrella of liberty, which is ironically unable to grant liberty to the abashed man seeking refuge under it. The tall, fit man, with a toupee peruke, dressed rather elegantly and holding a mask before his face with his left hand, reaching out and grabbing onto the man’s Figure 1. East India Stocks, “Pub.d. for the proprietor by W. Moore. W 48 New Bond Street & N Dicks Strand. March 17, 1788) “dividend” sack is William Pitt. Pitt initially struggled in his career at the Parliament, but went on to become the Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer. His proposal of the India Act of 1784 attempted to hold British subjects in India more responsible by being inspected by the Board of Control. He made it so the Chancellor of the Exchequer (a position he later held) and the Secretary of State would always be a part of the board. Despite his seemingly noble effort to rid the company of corruption and embezzlement, he only attended 16 out of 116 meetings in a period of three years (1784-1787), leaving the core issues to Henry Dundas. A Scotsman of a medium height and built, dressed in a tartan kilt with a peruke on his head, Dundas is the third and the last character in the caricature. He came from a renowned family in Scotland, eminent for work in the legal field. Dundas too had joined the field, but was quite apathetic towards it and therefore commenced his…

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    During the inter-war years, the Conservative Party was in power 17 years out of a possible 21. British politics normally saw an equal balance of time in government. A key underlying factor for this success was the Conservatives growing ability to understand their potential voters amidst the changes of the inter-war years. The inter-war years were marked by unique developments which could shape both the political system and the electorate who engaged with it. The electorate significantly…

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    Our Parliament’s act is called the Townshend Acts named after Charles Townshend who was Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer (or treasury department) and passed the British Parliament in an effort to exercise greater royal authority over the American colonies and to levy new taxes. The acts, sometimes were called the American Import Duties Acts and was passed in 1767. The Parliament’s reason for passing the act is Parliament still intended to raise money from the colonies to pay off Britain’s…

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    Looking to save their company from going under, the East India Company was searching for various solutions to this economic downfall. The first of their ideas was to have the Townshend duty repealed, but the North ministry was not willing to do that because it might be interpreted as a withdrawal from Parliament's position that it had the right to tax the colonies. Also, the tax collected from the was used to pay the salaries of some colonial governors and judges. Another possible solution for…

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    Looking to save their company from going under, the East India Company was searching for various solutions to this economic downfall. The first of their ideas was to have the Townshend duty repealed, but the North ministry was not willing to do that because it might be interpreted as a withdrawal from Parliament's position that it had the right to tax the colonies. Also, the tax collected from the was used to pay the salaries of some colonial governors and judges. Another possible solution for…

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    The American Revolution

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    These events started with the Stamp Act of 1765 that led to physical violence, intimidation, and even mob violence to impede the collection of the stamp tax. The British had just concluded a 7-year war that left a massive national debt, which led Brittan to see the colonies as a source of untapped revenue. Many colonists saw this as unconstitutional because they lacked representation in the parliament that had imposed this new tax. After the Tea Act of 1765 had been repealed the Chancellor of…

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    The Liberal Tories

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    The Liberal Tories were Liverpool’s new cabinet. The Liberal Tories were: Canning- House of Commons leader and Foreign Secretary 1822, Peel the Home Secretary 1822, Huskisson the President as Board of Trade 1823, and Robinson the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1823. Moving towards Free Trade the Tories believed taxes, tariffs, and duties would make other countries want to raise their own tariffs. They believed if there was there was free trading between countries then countries would trade more,…

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    consent of colonists and resistance against Britain began. The Sugar Act (1764) was established to decrease the smuggling of sugar into the colonies; it taxed Americans for colonial trade. The following year, a Stamp Act (1765), which “taxed virtually every piece of public paper in the colonies”, was established. This act compelled Americans to boycott British goods, which then forced Parliament to dissolve the “stamp duty” altogether. In addition, the Declaratory Act (1776) was created to…

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    There are various outcomes that can arises form the introduction of the national living wage but majority of outcomes will benefit the economy and the labour market. Psychologically it has been proven that employees work more productive when they receive a pay rise. The national living wage will affect the labour market dramatically in the long run because the economy will see an increase in employment and an increase in real GDP, which will then help increase economic welfare. The National…

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    Madison Doherty Theology 9-04 Mr. Bello January 8, 2016 Saint Thomas More Saint Thomas More, a Catholic Martyr, was born on February 7, 1478 in Milk Street, London. He was a reformer, English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and Renaissance humanist. Many of his friends were bishops and scholars. He wrote the book Utopia, about the political system of an ideal nation. His father was Sir John More, a lawyer and judge, and his mother was Agnes. When he was young, More…

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