Arlette GarciaMs.FoustAP European History March 11, 2019Chartist DBQChartismwas a popular movement for parliamentary reform that started in the mid 1800’s. It’s name was taken from the “People’s Charter”, which was a bill written by William Lovett. It contained six demands that were chosen to improve quality of life. These demands are universal suffrage, no property requirements for members of parliament, annual parliaments, equal representation, payment of members, and vote by ballot. Although chartism was a movement thatdeclined rapidly and ended before it started it was revolutionary in every way. This is due to the fact that chartism was heavily supported, beneficial for the greater good, and was a overall successful movement. Chartist was a movement that many people rallied behind and supported unconditionally. One person that was especially loyal to the movement and the leaders of it was Thomas Cooper.