Use the 2 PPTs linked left and your textbooks to research then present posters or presentations describing then evaluating Peel's Reforms. The evaluation criteria is ' How successful were Peel's Reforms?'
Your group will also need to create a FAKEBOOK account for Robert Peel for the years 1841-46. Bring in as many relevant 'friends' as possible.
The Conservative Party wins and Robert Peel becomes prime minister for the second time (he ruled in a minority administration in 1834-5). Peel's manifesto broadly comprises: the upholding of law and order, the retention of the voting reforms that have already been passed but resistance to any further widening of the vote (see The vote), defending the supremacy of the Anglican Church, keeping Ireland as part of the United Kingdom, and the retention of the Corn Laws. In fact, during the next five years, Peel's Free Trade beliefs and instinctive pragmatism lead him to introduce far-reaching changes including the repeal of the Corn Laws.
Reinstatement of Income tax
Free trade reforms - reduction of duties
Bank Charter Act
Factory Act and Mines Act
Repeal of the Corn Laws