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From Magna Carta to Universal Suffrage

Watch Genevieve explain who the Chartists were

In this activity, we’re going to look at how Universal Suffrage movements continued to address the principle of equality which was central to the American Declaration of Independence and, of course, Magna Carta itself.

Universal Suffrage is the idea that every adult should have the right to vote in elections. This may be a right which many of us take for granted nowadays. But it is a right which people had to fight for.

What do you think about Universal Suffrage? Should everyone be given the right to vote? Should this include, for example, convicted prisoners? Please share your ideas in the comments below.

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