Gladstone’s First Ministry

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Gladstone’s First Ministry
How far do you agree that Gladstone’s
ministry was more concerned with
supporting the demands of Liberal
pressure groups than creating a
meritocracy?
Irish Reforms
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A ‘mission to pacify Ireland’?
Gladstone had fought election under
slogan ‘Justice for Ireland’
Church Disestablishment Act, 1869
Land Act, 1870
Use of coercion
Irish Universities Bill, 1873 (defeated)
Education Reform
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Forster’s Education Act, 1870
University Tests Act, 1871
Army reforms
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Under Cardwell, Minister of War
War Office Act, 1870
Army Enlistment Act, 1870
Army Regulation Act, 1871
Abolition of purchase of commissions
Other reforms
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Civil Service reform
Licensing Act, 1872
Secret Ballot Act, 1872
Trade Union Act, 1871
Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1871

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