The people saw such ideas, as representation of popular sovereignty and this merely added to the peoples need for a reform amongst the countries crisis. Nevertheless, the Whig party did not create the crisis surrounding the Reform Bill, because the need for reform had arisen far before the Whigs had even come to power. This can be observed in Wellington's refusal to consider reform, which caused the fall of his government in 1830 and sparked the beginning of the understanding that something needed to be done with the corrupt governmental system. Although the leading politicians recognised the influence of public opinion, it would be a mistake to overstress the role of popular pressure, because it was the parliament who passed the Reform Bill, not the people. Furthermore, it can also be argued that the Whigs' necessity to pass the Reform Bill, was merely through political self interest, since the Tories had over 200 rotten boroughs
The mutiny occurred due to many factors, most of which were down to British greed and disrespect of... ... middle of paper ... ...cisive that they “exploded the myth that the real Indians were indifferent to the call of nationalism” . Congress was in fact so effective that “the British could not seriously question the competence of congress to rule in their stead” . The idea that the Indians were capable of self-government was a new one to the British – it had previously been thought that the Indians were incapable of forming any effective and coherent government; however the Government of India act had two major effects; it proved that the British were no longer needed to run India, and it united Indian nationalists under the banner of Congress. The desired effect of “tying India to Britain” could not have been further from the reality. Nonetheless, even during the most extreme periods of civil disobedience, Congress had never come close to overthrowing the Raj.
The rump appeared to be more interested in issuing restrictive legislature - such as the aforementioned adultery and blasphemy acts -- rather than creating law and social reform. It also failed to pay the army, perhaps the biggest strain on the nation since the outbreak of the civil wars. The rump did have certain achievements which have been highlighted in this essay. The reason they have been labelled a failure is due only to the fact that did not achieve enough. Cromwell had left them there to create reform, and the political utopia he felt was necessary for England.
The “Battle of the Bluffs” was exactly this. Even though there were Indians that agreed with Henderson’s purchase, that did not mean some were not planning for war time like Dragging Canoe (Bender). What made Dragging Canoe a brutal and difficult opponent was his strong opposition to this deal and the white settlers: this would make for a truly bloody battle (Heape). On April 2nd,1781, Fort Nashborough was attacked by Dragging Canoe and his war party (Bender). This was known as the “Battle of the Bluffs” which, was an Indian raid on Fort Nashborough (Bender).
Accounts of what transpired are often fundamentally different, and it is clear that various actors suppressed or championed differing accounts for political or personal reasons. By some accounts, the battle began by accident as an Indian patrol sent to keep watch on the Americans drew fire from nervous American sentries, leading the Indians only a mile away at Prophetstown to attack. By other accounts, the Indians planned a deliberate attack in order to strike the American force before the Americans could strike the Indians. Harrison touted the battle as a decisive victory that broke up the Indian confederacy and many historians agreed. However, modern accounts argue that the battle actuall... ... middle of paper ... ...making and leadership.
All of this forces the colonists to meet underground. During this entire period the British were starting to make attempts to intimidate the colonists in hopes to end the rebellions. It seemed that the more and more England tried to scare the people, the angrier they got. The tactics obviously didn't work, but instead pushed the colonists even further into standing up against Britain. The British soldiers in America were told not to entice violence, and especially not to kill anybody.
Sepoys heard and quickly passed on the rumour that the grease was a mixture of cow (sacred to Hindus) and pig (foul to Muslims) fat. Biting such a cartridge would break the caste of the Hindu sepoys and taint the Muslims. In Calcutta, the sepoys, or Indian troops, had heard rumours about this and refused to load the Enfield Rifles. The British then sentenced several Indians to jail and hanged one sepoy. Then in Meerut, sepoys refused to use the cartridges and the British then sentenced 85 Sepoys to Fort William to be imprisoned.
With the refusal of British imports in America and constant riots British troops were sent to Boston to protect the Customs Commissioners, but were met by angry colonist leading to the Boston Massacre ... ... middle of paper ... ...as the war became more costly, and no longer worth Britain’s troubles as America made it clear they would continue the fight. As a result, the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America and no longer apart of the British Empire by the summer of 1776. In conclusion, The American Revolution was not just another war, but for a lack of better words a teenager fighting their parents to receive independence. Though, Britain felt it was an attack from the colonies they desperately tried to protect with misguided actions such as imposing what was considered unconstitutional taxes. If it was not for the colonist of that time banding together The United States would not be the world super power it is today.
For Hindus the cow is sacred, whilst Muslims believe that the pig is a filthy beast. Inevitably, some of the Sepoys refused to use the ammunition, and as a consequence were shackled in chains and imprisoned. Incensed by this move their comrades revolted and freed them. In their escape they viciously killed several British soldiers and this was to set the tone for some savage scenes, especially for the next six months. The Indian garrison at Delhi joined the mutineers and proclaimed Bahadur Shah, the titular Mughal emperor as their leader.The capture of Delhi turned the mutiny into a wide-spread revolt.
The most significant incident that sparked the Indian Mutiny was the British not respecting the Indian religious and cultural practices. “A series of incidents bega... ... middle of paper ... ... was his right to overthrow the Qing emperor and bring equality to the people. He fought to change the current policies and laws in his country. The Taiping Rebellion, unlike the Indian Mutiny, did not want to remove outside influence, but internal ones. Both of these rebellions were a direct result of the Western world’s push for globalization and they both had impacts on their governing bodies.