As part of GCSE History students will look at the period from 1815-1850. One aspect that they will study is the Great Reform Act of 1832 and the issue of poverty at the time.
The Great Reform Act of 1832 amended suffrage to some extent, and provided for some re-organisation of parliamentary seats. However it disappointed radicals, and turned out to be only the first of a whole series of further such acts. Poverty was another issue of the time and in 1834 the Poor Law Amendment Act came in. This led to the foundation of workhouses for those in financial need.
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