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Meagan Carreira, Kyle Souza, Cassidy Gomes, Kevin Dickinson
Came to throne in 1855 during the Crimean War. His reign represented the pattern of reform and repression used by his father and grandfather. (Alexander I & Nicholas I)
He implemented a universal military service, and a legal reorganization. He wanted to re-evaluate the foreign policy. He displayed a passion for helping orphans, as well as children. He made personal relationships with some of the children orphaned by the Crimean War. Alexander said, “I cannot tell you that I totally oppose this; we live in an era in which this must eventually happen.
This quote (previous slide), tells us that he wasn’t completely against freeing the serfs, because he knew it would have to happen sometime. Some people revolted, and this is what caused Alexander to change his beliefs, and agree to freeing the serfs. With the idea of emancipation, serfs finally had the rights and it gave them a new look at society. Serfs, could now have jobs that payed them, and their social class became more like a real society.
The downfall of emancipation, took place when things looked like they were all good, but their were setbacks as well. Even though the serfs did receive land and property rights, it wasn’t enough to let their family live comfortably. So along with how society was back then, the serfs were still at the bottom of the food chain, and the upper class was winning the fight for economic fairness.
Emancipation Manifesto- freed the serfs in Russia Personal Serfdom would be abolished. 1864 – allowed each district to set up a Zemstvo 1870- Improved municipal government 1874- universal military training Also encouraged expansion of industry and the railway network His reforms didn’t satisfy liberals or radicals.
Reforms in agriculture also disappointed peasants. 1876- established a land & liberty The Russian court system was reformed
Set up an elected assemblies called zemstovs. Held responsible for matters such as road repairs, school and agriculture.
Alexander II was killed by a bomb thrown in the street by a member of the peoples will group. Organized in 1879 Employed terrorism and assassination in their attempt to overthrow Russia’s czarist autocracy Succeeded by his 36 year old son, Alexander III Alexander II’s assassins were arrested and hanged and the peoples will was thoroughly suppressed.
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