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  • What Are The Advantages Of The Act Of Trade Union

    In 1707, The Act of Union forged the nation of Great Britain. This joined the English and Scottish Parliaments into the British Parliament centered in London. The Union promised Scots unhindered access to English markets and colonies. The possibility of economic benefit through trade was a significant pro-union sentiment, expressed best by a Commissioner of Scottish Parliament: This nation is behind all other nations of Europe, for many years, with respect to the effects of an extended trade. This nation being poor and without force to protect it, its commerce cannot reap great advantages by it, till it partake of the trade and protection of some powerful neighbour nation, that can communicate both these. By this union we will have access to all the advantages in commerce the English enjoy. He argued, in theory, the English and Scots would become closer associated as Britons due to the flow of capital, labor, and ideas between the neighboring countries. However, the establishment of the Union immediately increased taxes on an already weakened Scotland. Many Scots felt that the promise of economic improvement had been broken, which resulted in a profound feeling of betrayal towards the British Parliament. Several disgruntled Scots who opposed the new government formed a rebellious group, the Jacobites. The Jacobites were primarily located within the Highlands and consisted of Episcopalians, Catholics, and non-jurant clergy. They lobbied for the return of the Catholic…

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  • Jacobite Rebellion Research Paper

    Before one talks about the effects of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, it is important to know the reasons why the Rebellion place and what happened during the Rebellion. The Rebellion happened because of religion differences and a power struggle between distant relatives, and essentially the Rebellion was between the Catholic Stuarts and the Protestant Hanoverians. The seeds of the Rebellion began in 1688 when the Catholic, English King, James the Second was forced to flee to France due to the…

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  • British Invasion Of Scotland Research Paper

    Spanish court decided to aid them, in 1719 the mission failed due to weather. A young prince named Charles Edward planned to attack England and was hinging on France’s help, which he did not receive completely. He did however convince many Scots to pick up their arms and march south gathering more followers as they went. However 132 miles away from London they had not gathered enough men and were faced with the decision to retreat and wait for the French or attack. The decision was made to…

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