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  MSN Encarta - Act of Union
Introduction; Act of Union of 1536; Act of Union of 1707; Act of Union of 1800; Act of Union of 1840
The Act of Union passed in 1536, during the reign of King Henry VIII, the second English monarch descended from the Welsh House of Tudor.
The Act of Union, which was passed in 1800 and went into effect on January 1, 1801, joined the Kingdom of Great Britain and all of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
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 Scotland's Past - The Act of Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
By the Act of Settlement it was decided that if Queen Anne should die childless, her only son had died in 1701, then the crown would pass to Sophia of Hanover, a cousin of Charles I. The Scots refused to agree to this and passed a series of acts that were hostile to England.
The most important of these was the Act of Security in which the Scottish Parliament would have the power to nominate a successor to Anne within 20 days of her death and that the successor did not necessarily have to be from the House of Hanover.
By this Act the selection of ministers to the Church was decided by the nobles and the Crown, in practice this Act caused a great deal of friction between the Church and the Crown.
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 The Treaty (or Act) of Union , 1707   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
VI That all parts of the United Kingdom forever,from and after the Union, shall have the same allowances, encouragements, and drawbacks, and be under the same prohibitions, restrictions, and regulations of trade, and liable to the same customs and duties on import and export; and that the allowances, encouragements, and drawbacks.
VII That all parts of the United Kingdom be forever from and after the Union, liable to the same excises upon all excisable liquors, excepting only that the thirtyfour gallons English barrel of beer or ale, amounting to twelve gallons Scots, present measure, sold in Scotland by the brewer at 9s.
VIII That, from and after.the Union, all foreign salt which shall be imported into Scotland shall be charged, at the importation there, with the same duties as the like salt is now charged with, being imported into England, and to be levied and secured in the same manner.
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - Act of Union
The Act of Union passed in 1840 by the British Parliament united the North American provinces of Upper and Lower Canada.
The 1840 act provided for a single government headed by a royally-appointed governor and a legislative assembly equally apportioned between the former divisions.
The union created the Province of Canada; the sections were known as Canada East and Canada West.
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 GO BRITANNIA! Scotland: A Brief History - The Union of 1707
Parliament had passed the Act of Settlement in 1701 to ensure that Anne's heir was to be the Electress Sophia of Hanover, granddaughter of James I. Thus, when William died in 1702, Queen Anne succeeded him; on his deathbed, he recommended a union with Scotland.
Neither side was completely happy with the Union that many historians view as "judicious bribery." The Scottish people, in particular, had to balance the loss of their ancient independence against the need to open themselves up to a wider world and greater opportunities than their own country could provide.
The Act of Union had settled the boundaries of a state known as Great Britain whose people, despite their differences in traditions, cultures and languages, were held together simply because they felt different from people in other countries.
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 Did You Know? - Union of the Parliaments 1707
The reasons for the Union of the Parliaments (which was vastly unpopular with the ordinary Scottish people even though most of them at that time did not have the vote) were complex and varied.
In an act of flmail in 1705, the English Parliament closed their market to Scottish cattle, coal and linen and declared that all Scots would be treated a aliens.
But on January 16, 1707, the Treaty of Union was passed by 110 votes to 67 (with more than a suspicion that some of the poorer Members of Parliament had been bribed - though this was nothing new for those days).
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 Scottish Independence Web Server
This act was favourably received by all sections of the community, and a general sentiment in favor of entire separation from England was openly expressed unless entire commercial equality was to prevail between the countries.
The act aroused much indignation in Scotland, and was taken as an evidence that the English would not permit Northern traders to have equal commercial rights with them even in territories subject to the common sovereign, and made the idea of any union or surrender of rights be further away than ever.
2.1) The preface of the Act of Union
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 Act of Union 1707 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Acts of Union were twin Acts of Parliament passed in 1707 (taking effect on 26 March) in the Scottish and the English Parliaments.
In the English case, the purpose was to establish the Royal succession along Protestant lines in the same manner as provided for by the English Act of Settlement 1701 rather than that of the Scottish Act of Security.
Other provisions included the restatement of the Act of Settlement 1701 and the ban on Roman Catholics from taking the throne.
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 MSN Encarta - Printer-friendly - United Kingdom
One of the chief purposes of the Act of Union was to strengthen a land preoccupied with the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714).
The India Act was sponsored by William Pitt the Younger, who late in 1783 became Britain’s youngest-ever prime minister at the age of 24.
In the meantime, the power of trade unions was severely curtailed by legislation, and membership declined as a result of high unemployment and the shrinking of the industrial sector.
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 Act of Parliament - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Parliament Acts: Under the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, which do not apply for bills seeking to extend Parliament's length to more than five years, if the Lords reject a bill originated in the House of Commons, then the Commons may pass that bill again in the next session.
The European Communities Act, which brought the UK into the European Union, the Single European Act which allowed for the creation of the single European internal market or the Outer Space Act which deals with international treaties on Space).
All UK Acts of Parliament since 1497 are kept in the House of Lords Record Office, including the oldest Act: The "Taking of Apprentices for Worsteads in the County of Norfolk" Act 1497, a reference to the wool worsted manufacture at Worstead in Norfolk, England.
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 Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Act of Union is not an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain; it is a pair of Acts, one enacted by the Parliament of England, and an identical one enacted at the same time by the Parliament of Scotland.
These Acts begin by stating that their purpose is the ratification of a treaty between the two kingdoms by which they were to become one.
The provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701 relating to the succession to the monarchy of the United Kingdom were extended to Scotland by Article II of the Treaty of Union with Scotland, incorporated in the Union with Scotland Act 1706.
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 Act of Union, 1707
And that from and after the union, no Scots cattle carried into England, shall be liable to any other duties, either on the public or private accounts, than those duties to which the cattle of England are or shall be liable within the said kingdom.
And that after the union the Queen's Majesty and her royal successors may continue a Privy Council in Scotland for preserving of public peace and order until the Parliament of Great Britain shall think fit toalterr it or establish any other effectual method for that end.
As by the said act passed in Scotland for settling the manner of electing the sixteen peers and forty-five members to represent Scotland in the Parliament of Great Britain may appear, be it therefore further enacted.
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 English Parliament: Does it still exist?
The Act of Union also states that England and Scotland are united as the United Kingdom so there isn't even the argument that it doesn't refer specifially to England or the English Parliament.
The Union with Scotland Act 1706 and the Union with England Act 1707 have effect subject to this Act.
The Act of Union specified the number of Scottish representitives but the figures specified in that Act are different to the number that currently sit in Parliament.
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 History of GREAT BRITAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The earlier Act of Union, of 1707, states merely that England and Scotland shall 'be united into one kingdom by the name of Great Britain'.
The motivation in 1707 is largely economic for the Scots and political for the English.
The Act of Union abolishes the Scottish parliament, giving the Scots instead a proportion of the seats at Westminster (forty-five in the commons, sixteen in the lords).
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 United Kingdom - History of the Flag
A drawing of the Union Flag that was sent to the Office of Stores for the Navy Board, on 15 November 1800 was marked, 'Union Flag from 1st January 1801 (c)', but the fimbriation had been made by reducing the width of the red diagonal.
The Union Jack was established by Royal Proclamation under the Act of Union and is as much a matter of prerogative as the Royal Standard.
Wilson (1986), p.34, said that 'This flag (a Union Jack with a white border) was introduced in 1823 as a signal for a pilot in Marryat's Code of Signals for the Merchant Service and later came to be worn as a jack'.
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 Act (Treaty) of Union, 1707   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
That all parts of the United Kingdom for ever from and after the Union shall have the same Allowances, Encouragements and Drawbacks, and be under the same Prohibitions, Restrictions and Regulations of Trade and liable to the same Customs and Duties on Import and Export.
And that from and after the Union no Scots Cattle carried into England shall be liable to any other Duties either on the public or private Accounts than these Duties to which the Cattle of England are or shall be liable within the said Kingdom.
That from and after the Union all foreign Salt which shall be Imported into Scotland shall be charged at the Importation there with the same Duties as the like Salt is now charged with being Imported into England and to be levied and secured in the same manner.
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 The history of Scotland - The Act of Union
In a poorly attended Scottish Parliament the MP's voted to agree the Union and on 16th January 1707 the Act of Union was signed.
This is popularly called the Union Jack, although strictly speaking, this only applies when it is flown on the jackstaff of a warship.
The Union flag that we recognise today did not appear until 1801, after another Act of Union, when the 'old' flag combined with the red cross of St. Patrick of Ireland.
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 BBC - History - Act of Union 1707   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
While monarchs since James VI wanted a Union between Scotland and England, the people were flatly opposed to it.
She, on the other hand, wanted a Union to secure "the Protestant Succession" to her throne and decided on "an incorporating union" despite proposals for a "federal solution" from Fletcher of Saltoun.
The Union, desperately unpopular in Scotland, was pushed through Parliament despite popular protests by a mixture of bullying and bribery immortalised by Burns' song "Parcel o' Rogues".
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 Court of Session Petition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
I acknowledge the committee's reluctance to infringe upon the reserved matters stated within the Scotland Act 1998; however, I have attached some notes that argue that these matters are not contravened.
It may seem somewhat tired to cite the Act of Union; nonetheless, this provides the fundamental basis for my contention that appeals from the Court of Session are unwarranted.
Referring back to s 126 of the Act a "Scottish public authority" is defined as any public body (except the Parliamentary corporation), public office or holder of such an office whose functions (in each case) are exercisable only in or as regards Scotland.
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 Act of Union --  Encyclopædia Britannica
After revolutions in 1688–89 (see Glorious Revolution) and 1702–03, projects for a closer union miscarried, and in 1703–04 international tension provoked a dangerous legislative warfare between the separate parliaments of England and Scotland.
The Act of Union (1707) united them in a single kingdom, called Great Britain, and joined their parliaments.
Lech Walesa and his union of Gdansk shipyard workers were the unlikely forces who first chipped away at Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.
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 Act of Union --  Encyclopædia Britannica
During the period between 1946 and 1962, the nature of this new conflict emerged as the United States and its Western allies became embroiled in a battle against the Soviet Union and the specter of...
Australian union for teachers and support staff of Catholic schools, early childhood centers, and other nongovernment educational institutions in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
Features background of the organization and status in the U.N., acts and working procedure, events and series of publications, and activities in the area of mutual cooperation, technology development, and security.
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The Act of Union 1707 is one such attempt, an attempt to prevent future Parliaments from creating rules which seek to abolish the system of Scottish Church Government or the legal system.
A Bill of Rights Act for Britain might have been an ordinary piece of statutory legislation in the sense that it could be altered by Parliament according to normal Parliamentary procedures.
A Bill of Rights Act providing for its own amendment only with the consent of two-thirds of those voting is therefore quite different from a Bill of Rights Act which declares certain rights inalienable and immune from change "in all times coming".
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 Scots Independence Tour - Invalid Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In 1707 the Union of Parliaments of Scotland and England was forced through by bribes and under the threat of armed invasion by England.
The Treaty of Union was a commercialist document and could never be regarded as a Scottish "constitution".
Since 1707 there have been numerous breaches of this Treaty, which lead to the conclusion that the treaty has become void and invalid.
www.freescotland.com /treaty.html   (341 words)

 Act of Union 1707   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
To the powerful who would gain this was talked of as finance due to the country, but for the ordinary people this was simple political bribery to purchase their independence.
The Union was agreed and the commissioners for Scotland chosen by the Queen.
The first article was accepted in Edinburgh in November 1706 and the last in January 1707.
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 BRITISH NOBILITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Before 1963 Scottish peers (i.e., those created before the Act of Union in 1707) were not automatically entitled to a seat in the British House of Lords.
Until the House of Lords Act of 1999, succession to the disclaimed peerage was not accelerated (that is, the oldest son does not get the peerage as soon as his father has disclaimed it), nor was it diverted (to a brother or cousin, for instance).
The House of Lords Act has removed the prohibition on writs in acceleration, which means that the succession can now be accelerated if the sovereign chooses to issue a writ to that effect.
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