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The principles and practices of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, active in England from 1838 to 1848.

[From Medieval Latin charta, charter (referring to the "People's Charter" of 1837), from Latin, paper, document; see card1.]

Chart′ist adj. & n.
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(Historical Terms) British history the principles of the reform movement in Britain from 1838 to 1848, which included manhood suffrage, payment of Members of Parliament, equal electoral districts, annual parliaments, voting by ballot, and the abolition of property qualifications for MPs
[named after the People's Charter, a document which stated their aims]
ˈChartist n, adj
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(ˈtʃɑr tɪz əm)

the principles or movement of a group of political and social reformers in England 1838–1848.
[1839; after the People's Charter, embodying the movement's goals]
Chart′ist, n., adj.
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the principles of a movement or party of English political reformers, chiefly workingmen, from 1838 to 1848, advocating better working and social conditions for laborers in its People’s Charter (1838). — Chartist, n.
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1838–48 An English popular movement demanding male suffrage, annual Parliaments, reform of electoral boundaries, and voting by secret ballot.
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Noun1.Chartism - the principles of a body of 19th century English reformers who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
ethic, moral principle, value orientation, value-system - the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"
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[ˈtʃɑːtɪzəm] N (Hist) → cartismo m
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She had been rather fond of society, and much admired and run after before her marriage; and the London world to which she had belonged pitied poor Fanny Evelyn when she married the young clergyman, and went to settle in that smoky hole Turley; a very nest of Chartism and Atheism, in a part of the country which all the decent families had had to leave for years.
They describe the terrible events of the day, and the show ends with forward-looking songs describing the legacy of Peterloo, and the rise of Chartism, the mass movement springing up in the 1830s for the vote.
'Liberty' was also close to the hearts of Britons, and never more so than during the tumultuous 1840s with Chartism and even revolution in the air.
Chartist statues The Westgate Hotel is famous for it's links with Chartism, so where better to place statues commemorating the uprising of 1839?
Campaign for democracy CHARTISM was the first mass protest movement in Britain.
The sources uncovered here expose their thinking and involvement in the great national and international questions of the day: the Enlightenment, Chartism, religious questions, and, of course, Irish land and government.
Outrage at the resulting slaughter, alongside 700 people being injured, led to political change and parliamentary reform which today can be linked to Chartism, the rise of trade unionism and the formation of the Labour Party.
Because the post-Waterloo peace is so lauded, it is sometimes forgotten that Britain faced many challenges during the period: the reemergence of Napoleon; three post-1815 changes of regime in France; the partition of Holland/Belgium; war in Spain and its empire and in Portugal; as well as riot, rebellion, and Chartism at home.
The city has a rich cultural history - Rolls-Royce and the Football League started here, as did chartism and women's liberation.
In 1688-89, we find the Whig doctrine of limited constitutional monarchy and in the 19th century Chartism, trade unionism and not forgetting the Suffragette movement, all campaigning against the tyranny of church and state.
In 1688-89 we nd the Whig doctrine of limited constitutional monarchy and in the 19th century Chartism, trades unionism and not forgetting the Suragette movement all campaigning against the tyranny of Church and State.