Pressures for changes to the poor law

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British farmers hiked up their corn prices, why?
French wars and bad harvests bad importation difficult
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This meant higher bread prices but this was an issue with wages, why?
Because the wages were not increasing with food prices
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The ending of blockade meant what?
Cheap foreign food could be imported again
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This forced British farmers to?
Reduce their prices
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This caused many farmers to b_____ themselves so their employees were out of a job meaning more people taking ?
Bankrupt, poor relief
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Which government in 1815 set up laws to try and help the situation, the name of these laws?
Tory government, Corn Laws
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The laws meant foreign import wouldn't happen unless British corn reached how many shillings?
80
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As a result of this there were mass r_____ o_____
Radical outbursts
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Government decided to suspent (what law) where people were imprisoned in secret withouth a trial
Habes Corpus
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The (what) Acts were introduced, what did the prohibit?
Six, a meeting of more than 50 people at any one time
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S____ R____ took place, burning things and e_____ of ove_____ burnt
Swing Riots, effigies, overseers
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The 1817 Report of (Name the rest) condemned the e___ a___ of the Poor laws
Select Committee, evil actions
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They noted that it was the creator of what?
Poverty
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This meant higher bread prices but this was an issue with wages, why?

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Because the wages were not increasing with food prices

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The ending of blockade meant what?

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This forced British farmers to?

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