Was there a Radical threat in 1790's?


Radical threat 1790's

Political ideas

  • Thomas Paine wrote 'Rights of man,' published 1791. The book defended the idea of revolution stating that governments based on true justice should take into account mens natural (freedom of speech,life ...) and civil (security, protection) rights. He wrote ahead of time as e spoke about education, child benefit, pension, poor relief. - sold many copies which spread political ideas.
  • The American and French revolutions highlighted that monarchys can be over-thrown.

Opposition to corrupt political system

  • Whig reforming politicians such as fox and sheridan wanted to increase the peoples influence (by giving more people the vote) and reduce the power of…


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