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Government of India

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British politician Thomas Babington Macaulay had a lasting impact on the development of India as a British colony. He delivered this speech to the House of Commons in 1833, arguing in favor of changes to Indian government that would allow for increased colonization of India. After the speech, the House of Commons voted in favor of the Government of India Act 1833. Macaulay’s words provide a harrowing record of the ideas that led to colonization.   

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