Conspiracy facts for kids
A conspiracy is a plan among two or more people to do a particular thing. Usually it is a secret plan, and often for an illegal act.
Types of conspiracies
- A cabal is when religious, political, or tribal leaders meet secretly to plan things for their own purposes.
- Conspiracy, in civil law, is an agreement between persons to deceive, mislead, or defraud others of their legal rights, or to gain an unfair advantage.
- Conspiracy, in criminal law, is an agreement between persons to break the law in the future, in some cases having committed an act to further that agreement, typically treated as a felony.
- Conspiracy, in politics, is a plan to overthrow a part or all of a government.
Images for kids
Illustration of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot, a secret plan devised in 1605 to blow up the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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