The Significant Development Of The Chartist Movement

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Register to read the introduction… Following this repeal, there were attempts to set up national unions such as the NAPL or the GNTCU, although their lifespans were very short as most disbanded within a year, despite their short lifespans these national unions they were present at political protests. The NAPL were present during the Merthyr rising and the GNTCU were present at the Trial of the Toldpuddle Martyrs and due to them being present this made the government fear the growth of unions as they represented the man on trial. The leadership of the Trade Unions became more politically minded and there was an increase in radical activity due to this increase. Trade Unions also tried to educate the working class in social and political rights so they would know what they were fighting for and gain more support from the working …show more content…
Due to Rebecca and the social complaints of the Toll gates a Royal commission was set up to investigate the roll gates which did result in the Turnpike Trust commandment bill of 1834 which made told simplified and county road boards set up to take over the trusts management, as result of them taking over the road conditions improved. There was also the Commission of Enquiry 1843 which brought attention to the local difficulties, this brought attention that poor law guardians were being too harsh and exceptions had to be made. This enquiry also brought attention to single mothers which then allowed them to claim maintence oayment for the first 6 months of a Child’s life from the father which would allow them to avoid the workhouse. They also reinstated Outdoor relief in the poorest areas such as Llangadog. There were limitations to Rebecca’s influence as there was still the economic burden of the Tithe and there was still the prospect of ending up in the workhouse. Despite all these advancements Rebecca made there was still high rents and economic depression continued.
The Swing Riots was the next most significant development because this was the first large scale demonstration of agricultural labourers in the south which fuelled a fear of revolution in Britain. The Swing Riots also influenced the Poor Law amendment act of 1834 which abolished outdoor relief and was replaced by the workhouse. They also influenced the Tithe commutation act 1836 and the Great Reform Act

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