Today, it has been a really cold day. We've started the lesson with Paqui who has reminded us the homework which she had given us for homework at Christmas.
We've started talking about Mª Cristina's Regency (1833-1840)
And we've copied a scheme about the regencies divided in Mª Cristina's Regency and Espartero's Regency.
After the scheme, we've checked exercise 22, but later Paqui's said: "Who wants to check?" And Enrique has checked it.
Then, we've reminded that in the Carlist War, Carlists fought against Isabelinos or Cristinos.
Paqui has told us which territories the Carlists occupied and General Gómez tried to spread it to the South of Spain.
The Carlists controlled some rural areas in the Basque Provinces, Navarre, Catalonia, Aragón and Valencia, but they couldn't take any important city or extend the war to the rest of Spain.
The war finished with the Vergara Agreement (1839) signed by Espartero (liberal) and Maroto (carlist).
In 1840 General Cabrera escaped to France from Spain.
-The war finished.
-The Carlists got:
- The fueros of Nagvarre and the Basque Provinces were preserved.
- The Carlists' soldiers could join the liberal army with the same rank.
After this, Paqui has explained us the differences between moderates and progressives: both of them were liberals.
- Moderates wanted to enlarge moncharchs' powers and reduce citizens' rights. They were always supported by monarchs.
- Progressives wanted to reduce monarchs' powers and enlarge citizens' rights.They always reached power after popular uprisings and military uprisings because they didn't have monarchs' support.
Then Silvia has checked exercise 24 which was about the Liberal Revolution in Spain.
Paqui has explained us the causes of the progressives' uprisings were the same: bad harvests, high prices of food...
Led by the progressive party. They reached power after several popular uprisings in the summer of 1835.
Paqui has reminded us wars and uprisings always started in summer because with the heat, people is more irritable.
- Main goal: End with the Ancien Régime.
- Suppression of:Seigneurial rights
Afterwards, Paqui has explained us that if a noble had debts, he had to tie his lands in the future to the people who had lent him the money; but if a bourgeois was in the same situation, the people who had lent the money, confiscated his lands, or part of them. This privilege was abolished during the Liberal Revolution and this was called untying.
- Eclesiastical confiscation of Mendizábal.Government needed money and they confiscated his lands.
- It's worth it- vale la pena
- Hug- abrazo
- Camarades in arms- Compañeros de armas
- Untying- Desvinculación
- Tying- Ligar/Unir algo
- To Confiscate- Expropiar/Confiscar
- Eclesiastical confiscation- Desamortización eclesiástica
- Nun- monja
Well, and the bell's rang. So the lesson has finished and the break has started.