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1

When was the National Charter Association created?

July 1840

2

How many members did the NCA claim to have in April 1841?

13,000

3

How many members did the NCA claim to have in April 1842?

50,000

4

When was the second Chartist petition?

1842

5

How many signatures did the second chartist petition get?

3,317,752

6

How did the House of Commons vote towards the second chartist petition?

They voted 287 to 49 not to consider the petition

7

When did William Lovett write "Chartism: A New Organization for the People."?

1839

8

When was Lovett released from prison?

July 1840

9

When were the plug riots?

Summer of 1842

10

When were the plug riots and strikes largely supressed by?

They were largely suppressed by October 1842

11

How many arrests were made during the plug riots?

1500

12

What is the estimated real number of people who attended the chartist petition gathering on 10th April 1848 (the day of the third petition)?

the real value is probably around 20,000

13

How many signatures did the chartists claim to have in the third petition compared to the number they actually had? (1848)

-Claimed to have 6 million
-but more like 2 million signatures.

14

By 1848, how many miles of railway track had been built?

By 1848, 6000 miles of track was built.

15

How popular was the Chartist Land Company?

-It was enormously popular-More than £100,000 was collected from some 70,000 subscribers.

16

How many settlements had the land plan created?

-It created about 250 settlements before it wound up in 1851