Chartism – An Intoduction

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On the 21st of May, 1838, the Six Point People’s Charter was announced. The followers of this became known as ‘Chartists’ and their movement, ‘Chartism’. I’m hoping to complete a series of posts on each of the six points and their impact of the modern world.

The Six Point People’s Charter sought:

  • Full male suffrage (the right to vote) for males over 21
  • Pay for parliamentarians
  • A secret ballot
  • Removal of the requirement of land ownership to run for parliament
  • Equal sized electorates
  • Annual elections

But what relevance does this have on life for people? Maybe a better question would be what would happen if some parts of the charter hadn’t got through government. The world as we know it would have been quite different.

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