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One of the best, most comprehensive examples of a social revolution in this period is Britain's Chartism. This radical movement pushed for democratic rights in order to improve social conditions in industrial Great Britain. It arose from the popular discontent following the Reform Act of 1832, which gave very little importance to large, industrial boroughs in parliament. Movements of mass discontent in Yorkshire and Lancashire caused by industrial exploitation and economic depression had already taken place.
In 1838, the cabinet-maker William Lovett and the tailor Francis Place wrote the "People's Charter". It is best known for its "Six Points", which prop
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- "Six Points", which proposed the following: universal manhood sufferage, equal electoral districts, vote by ballot, payment of members of Parliament, ...
- Francis Place wrote the "People's Charter".
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