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1

What were the Chartists aims?

By obtaining representation they hoped to improve the economic conditions of working people

2

The ‘People’s Charter’ called for

- equal representation
- universal manhood suffrage for those over 21 years old
- annual parliaments
- the removal of property qualifications for MPs
- a sector ballot
- payment of MPs

3

When was the London Working Men’s Association founded and by who ?

1836 - William lovett

4

When was the first chartist national convention?

1839

5

How many signatures did the 1st petition get in 1839?

Nearly 1.3 million

6

How much was the first chartist petition rejected by?

235-46

7

How many miners clashed with troops after the petition was rejected outside the Westgate hotel in Newport?

5000

8

How many Chartists were arrested between 1839-1841

500

9

How many subscribers did Feargus o ‘ Connor land plan get in 1845

70,000

10

How many signatures did the the third rejected petition get?

5 million

11

How many constables we’re drafted to stop unrest at Kensington Common?

150,000

12

When were the strongest years of chartism and economic hardship?

1839, 1842, 1848

13

When was the 10 hours act passed?

1847

14

When we’re the Corn Laws repealed?

1846

15

formation of the London working mens association

1836

16

causes of chartism

- impact of poor law
- disappointment of the Reform Act
- trade depression, unemployment and hunger

17

factory act

1833

18

new poor law

1834

19

impact of new poor law

- abolished outdoor relief so that poor relief would only be available in workhouses and made conditions in workhouse very unpleasant
- demonstrated the lack of control working class people had over their own lives
- O,Connor established Norther Star

20

What and when was the Municipal Corporations?

extended the vote for local councils to rate payers - 1835

21

By summer of 183_ there were _ out of work or on short time in Manchester

1837
50,000

22

national chartist convention

1839

23

by 1839 northern star was selling _ copies

50,000

24

Middle class delegates resigned in protest at speeches made by O'Connor and other Chartists that hinted at the use of physical force

may 1839

25

What happened in 1839 in Birmingham?

-Police broke up a peaceful Chartist meeting which led to a fortnight of rioting (example of poor gov response)
- lovett criticised use of 'unconstitutional force'

26

Newport Rising

1839

27

Peel's social reform

1. 1842 Mines Act
2. 1844 Factory Act
3. 1846 Repeal of the Corn Law

28

National Charter Association established

1840

29

Plug riots

1842

30

How many people have been put on trial for Chartist related activity by 184_

1842, 1500