December 15, 2019
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1832 Reform Act
1848 Chartist Petition
1839 Petition - A petition with 1.2 million signatures was rejected by parliament.
1842 Petition - The chartists sent another petition to parliament which was rejected again.
Second Reform Act - All men who owned/leased a house or land were part of the electorate. This meant that about 40% of the adult, male population could vote.
Third Reform Act - More men could vote. This was now about 60% of the adult, male population. Again, this did not include unskilled workers.
The Labour Party is formed
The Labour Party gains the support of the Trade Unions.
Labour gets two MPs in the election.
Labour Gets 29 Mps elected.
Labour Gets 42 labour MPs elected.
The House of Lords can no longer veto laws.
Chartism is active in England Chartism's goals were: • Universal suffrage (everyone can vote) • Parliaments every year • Equal representation of different constituencies • Payment for MPs • No more property qualification for MPs • Secret ballot
New unions begin to form
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