An Overview of Pitt’s First Period

Pitt was Prime Minister 1783-1801 1781 – Pitt enters Parliament 1782 – JULY TO EARLY 1783 Pitt is chancellor of the exchequer under Lord Shelburne 1783 – Pitt becomes Prime Minister 1783 – DECEMBER TO MARCH 1784 Pitt governs without a majority. Relies on the support of the King and his reputation as a reformer…

Regional Divisions Within America

The South/Deep South/Confederate/Dixieland eg. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama etc. Confederate States (States that declared a new government after Abraham Lincoln became president. He wanted to stop slavery which upset these states as they relied on slaves for their agriculture and rural economy) Segregationist Pro-slavery Very Agricultural Cotton Plantations Poor Rural Economy Black and White Poverty Some…

Structure of American Government

This information is background knowledge. You won’t ever be asked to give a detailed explanation of how decisions get made in American politics. However, it is important to know as it will help to understand other parts of the course, such as the ‘War of Vetos’ between Truman and the Republican congress after the 1946…

Soviet Union, Russia, USSR

Some people were confused at the start of the course as to what exactly was meant by the terms Soviet Union, Russia and USSR so here is a brief explanation of how they relate to each other. The Soviet Union and USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) are the same thing. They both refer to…