How Did Alexander II Reform Russia

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Alexander II, was a good hearted, unselfish leader who wanted even the poor peasants and serfs of Russia to have a grand life. Tsar Alexander II freed serfs, with a sign of his name on the Emancipation Manifesto. Further, he expanded the railroad system which created a boost in the economic life in a hitherto predominantly feudal agricultural society (Mosse); this helped Russia establish and gain more territory. The great Russian tsar, an innovator; during his reign, which began in 1855 he abolished serfdom, expanded the rail system, reformed the aged judicial system, and liberated Bulgaria. Tsar Alexander II of Russia assassinated (Mosse) in St. Petersburg in 1881. Alexander II ,the eldest son of Emperor Nicholas. Knowing that he would…show more content…
Without a doubt, before he reformed the old judicial system, Russian people did not have many rights, nor did they have a chance at defending themselves if accused of a crime. Once, the aged judicial system reformed, trial by jury, fashioned for people who committed serious crimes, and for minor civil and criminal cases justices of the peace were created. Giving preference to the wealthy and upper class substituted with what, supposed to be equal before the law. Also, in 1864 Alexander II created a law in rural areas called the zemstvo. This law allows the now free serfs and peasant to work freely together. The zemstvo was responsible for education, medical care, veterinary service, insurance, local roads and the storage of food reserves. (Smitha) With the freedom of the serfs and now all this Russia people were starting to feel some enlightenment. Further, years and years with little money, poor health care for animals and family, getting paid close to nothing for working all day, life for the Russian people started to look…show more content…
Petersburg on 1881. Further, he was killed by the underground terrorist organization that called themselves the People’s Will. People’s Will was a revolutionary political organization that was responsible for a series of assassinations. They tried seven times to kill Alexander II, but failed all, except one. One attempt, a member of the group somehow weaseled his way into a job at the Alexander II house as a stoker. Having this inside eye made it easy to smuggle dynamite into the Palace. So, on February 1880, this man placed the explosives under the dining table and set a timer to detonate the dynamite at the right time. More, the explosives went off just as planned, but Alexander II was not in the room at the time. On March 1, 1881, the People’s Will attempted again to kill Alexander II and this time the mission was successful. Alexander II was following his usual routine of driving along the Catherine Canal in a carriage. A man threw a bomb under the carriage, but the emperor emerged unscathed. Another bomb was thrown and after the smoked disappeared a terrifying, brute scene was the only thing left to look at. Throughout the snow you could glance at debris, clothing, blood, body parts, pieces of wood, and
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