Reign of Terror

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1793 - Aliens Act
Prevented foreigners from entering Britain without special permission
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1794 - Suspension of Habeas Corpus
Political suspects could now be arrested and held indefinitely without trial
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1794 - leading radicals arrested
Leading members of the LCS were arrested, some transported to AUS
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1795 - Public Meetings Act
Banned meetings of 50 or more people who planned to petition or demonstrate against the King or Parliament
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1795 - Treasonable or Seditious Meetings Act
Act stated that anyone found guilty of treason or sedition (acts which incite rebellion against gov) either spoken or written, could be classed as a traitor and sentenced to death
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1796 - Stamp duties increased
Increased to raise price of newspapers - stop spread of revolutionary ideas
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1796 - Printing presses had to be registered
To ensure that there were no illegal printing presses, and treasonable or seditious papers could be traced and the writer/publisher prosecuted
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1796 - leading radicals arrested
More members of Corresponding Societies were arrested
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1796 - CS's declared illegal
To stop the spread of revolutionary ideas
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1799 - Combination Acts passed
This made it illegal for workers to combine and form trade unions to campaign for better rights or to spread ideas
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1812 - Government crackdown on LUDDISM
Gov. used spies to infiltrate the Luddite groups in the north and north midlands so activities could be identified
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1812 - Death Penalty for machine breaking
Introduced to crack down on Luddism
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Political suspects could now be arrested and held indefinitely without trial

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1794 - Suspension of Habeas Corpus

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Leading members of the LCS were arrested, some transported to AUS

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Card 4

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Banned meetings of 50 or more people who planned to petition or demonstrate against the King or Parliament

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Card 5

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Act stated that anyone found guilty of treason or sedition (acts which incite rebellion against gov) either spoken or written, could be classed as a traitor and sentenced to death

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