Rural and Urban Protest

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What was the aim of the Scotch Cattle Movement?
To enforce solidarity amongst the mining community
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What were the causes of the Scotch Cattle movement?
Hatred for the truck system, debt
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What were the causes of the Rebecca Riots?
Slump in cattle prices in 1842, tithes, tenancy, tolls
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Why was there hostility towards toll gates?
Charged extortionate tolls that local farmers couldn't afford
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When was the first appearance of Rebecca? Where?
1839, Yr Efail Wen toll gate
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When was the Bolgoed toll gate attacked?
1843
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How did the government deal with the riots?
Deployment of troops
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What did the Rebecca Riots achieve?
Some rent reductions, toll rates improved, Royal Commission led to 1844 Turnpikes Act
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What were the causes of the Swing Riots?
Enclosure Acts, years of war, high taxes, low wages
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What did ALL Swing Rioters do?
Smashed threshing machines
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What did SOME Swing Rioters advocate?
Political reform
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What did Wellington claim and what was the response?
That the constitution was perfect, mob attack on his home
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When were the Swing Rioters active?
Late 1820s - early 1830s
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What impact did the Swing Riots have?
Threatened landowning classes, great influence on the Whig government of 1830
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What was the government's response to the Swing Riots?
2000 protestors brought to trial, 252 sentenced to death
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