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16.3 - Chartism DBQThe American Revolution, although the entire way across the Atlantic, set the tonefor nineteenth century Europe by way of making change and revolution normal commotion.By and by, new waves of groups would attempt to revolutionize their lives by provokingsocial or political change. One of these major movements was that of Chartism. Chartismwas a movement whose ostensible purpose was the passage of a six-point political programknown as the “People’s Charter” which petitioned the British government to grant thousandsof working-class people social and political rights. However, with this petition coming rightafter the Napoleonic Wars, the Chartist objective became skewed. Historians have debatedfor centuries whether the Chartist movement was revolutionary, and those in support werewilling to use violence to radicalize the political system of Great Britain, or non-partisan,with those in support having little to no desire to alter the political and social structure ofGreat Britain, but rather just receive the social and political rights petitioned for in thePeople’s Charter. To begin, much like any movement, a group of people were just trying to bring aboutchange for the working-class peacefully. This simple change is exemplified in Document 1from the Minutes of the London Working Men’s Association; the LWMA is holding a meetingabout the principles of Universal Suffrage, Annual Parliaments, the Ballot, and all otherpolitical rights. The LWMA is focused primarily on a moderate and non-revolutionary solutionbecause the minutes call for support of the “just representation of the people of GreatBritain in the Commons House of Parliament.” This indicates that the LWMA is in support of