Thirdly, Henry VII’s delayed reaction enabled the Cornish rebellion expand and thereby threaten his defences. Finally, the lack of money decreased Henry VII’s defences. The Cornish Rebellion occurred because Parliament in January 1497 voted for a heavy tax. Henry needed to increase tax in order to fund resistance against the expected invasion of the Scottish King `James IV and Perkin Warbeck. To protect the poor, parliament decided that only people who earned over 20 shillings a year should be forced to pay the increased tax; however, this was not enforced in Cornwall.
This meant the US became the world’s Creditor nation and the financial capital moved from London to New York. There were not many negative impacts on America’s economy due to WW1, in fact it pulled the country out of recession with a 44 month boom, from 1914 -18. Society’s benefits were that of the enfranchisement of women, however, this created a social divide and tension. Black soldiers returning did not only feel undervalued and did not receive the correct recognition for their contribution to the war but, they were not included in the enfranchisement and felt a further inequality which caused tensions. There would have been an obvious sorrow due to the lives lost, which could turn citizens against government and war possibly creating an overall negative affect.
His budget proposed; increased incomes tax on incomes over £3,000 a year, a new super tax on incomes over £5,000 a year, increased death duties on estates of over £5,000 a year,and new land taxes, indirect taxes on luxury goods such as petrol, beer and cars. Lloyd George wanted to increase revenue and he believed in the redistribution of weath from rich to poor, however, he probably had other motives for launching such a controversial budget as well. He needed to show the working class votes that they didn’t need to vote for the Labour Party to achieve economic and social reform and perhaps more importantly he wanted to punish the conservatives for their opposition of the Lords – something that they resented greatly. Previously the Conservative domination of the House of Lords caused no problems however once the Liberals came into power the Lords could use the power to wreck their legislation. After the Liberal Landslide in 1906, the Conservatives were practically powerless in the House of Commons, but they decided to use the permanent conservative majority in the Lords to block the policies of the new Liberal government and so by doing this they could show that they still had control over the country.
Why does USA become Isolationist 1918-1922? Unit 1 Restricted Immigration Racially, Politically, Culturally + Economically Why? How did USA react to end of WW1? USA reluctant to enter WW1 b/c immigrants mean if you support one side, other immigrants home will be against origins. Lobby = pressure group Huge Loans to Allies with high interest, making money Loans used to buy USA stuff 1/3 shells USA on Western Front Wages increased by 25%, therefore leading economy, replace Britain.
The first major engagement in Ia Drang may have proved ultimately to be an American victory, but it presented the fact that fighting the VC would not be won through area wars, but purely a through test of which side could drain enemy troop numbers fastest in an attritional war. The VC was able to conscript up to 200,000 men a year, outnumbering the US. These were not just typical soldiers, they were fighting a war for freedom which had been going on for centuries, and this contributed to their overall passion and perseverance in the face of a much more advanced enemy. In comparison the standard American troop was conscripted via a date of birth drafting system, and kept in Vietnam for a year. Many troops were not committed to their duty in Vietnam and did not always see why they were actually putting their lives on the line.
However, this was not the case. Although the years 1795 and 1797 were very difficult in terms of high bread prices and unemployment, the situation was simply not severe enough to make revolution a necessity for people in Great Britain. Hunger and famine were very sparse, in comparison to France. In fact, the standard of living of most people in the 1790’s had actually improved due to the industrial revolution taking place at the time. Pitt, thanks to his numerous reforms and changes to the government, such as increasing taxes and the introduction of the sinking fund, meant that the threat of revolution was significantly decreased.
Although highly accurate, the machine gun had very little tactical advantage for its own soldiers due mainly to its cumbersome and heavy design; consequently, it was used mainly for holding troops back. Despite the machine guns lack of an offensive edge, its use and reliance grew experientially as the war progressed; only holding back advancing troops as opposed to punching a line through opposing lines. Dependence upon the machine gun grew on both German and British lines, this increased reliance lead to approximately one third of the total casualties during World War I. To compensate for the issue of manoeuvrability of the heavy machine gun, the development of a lighter, smaller handheld machine guns were introduced, allowing for a more offensive assault upon the enemy lines.
The nation was quite poor from the Revolution and had loans from the French that it was unable to pay back. This was because the Confederation did not have the power to tax, the states were supposed to donate money to the government and as a result, when other states realized that some were not donating money, they refused to as well. Despite the lack of taxing for the nation, the states placed taxes on goods being traded in or through their territory from other states. However, trade was complicated by the fact that there was no national currency. A Virginia dollar could be worth more than a South Carolina dollar, or worth less than a New England gold coin.
The English did not have much money aand it did not help the British much. (DOC F) The British are trying to get more money to support their military and its increase in territory and populatoin. (DOC F) The British are the saying the amount of revenue they're getting is too little. (DOC F) Although, in my opinion, the British should not expect the Americans to pay anything because the war had nothing to do with Americans. Ideologically, Britian and the Americans had different views on everything.
The Defence of the Realm Act that the British government introduced gave the government almost unlimited ability to control and regulate life for the citizens of Britain. It allowed for the censorship of anything deemed potentially damaging or could undermine the loyalty to the King, the process of recruitment, or economic confidence. Along with this the Munitions Of War Act was brought in making labour striking illegal in order to keep a smooth output of produce. There were masses of new taxes introduced to pay for the huge war costs. Income taxes were raised by over 20 percent by the end of the war, bank loans went up to help increase revenue and the majority of wages were lowered.