Chartism

Chartism, a movement of the working-classes of Great Britain for greater political power than was conceded to them by the Reform Bill of 1832, and which found expression in a document called the “People's Charter,” drawn up in 1838, embracing six “points,” as they were called, viz., Manhood Suffrage, Equal Electoral Districts, Vote by Ballot, Annual Parliaments, Abolition of a Property Qualification in the Parliamentary Representation, and Payment of Members of Parliament, all which took the form of a petition presented to the House of Commons in 1839, and signed by 1,380,000 persons. The refusal of the petition gave rise to great agitation over the country, which gradually died out in 1848.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Charlottenburg
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Charmettes
Charnay
Charon
Charondas
Charron, Pierre
Charterhouse
Chartier, Alain
Chartism
Chartres
Chartreuse, La Grande
Charybdis
Chase, Salmon Portland
Chasi`dim
Chasles, Michel
Chasles, Philarète
Chassé, David Hendrik, Baron
Chassepot
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