Basic reasons for the failure of Chartism The main problem was how to achieve a revolutionary goal byconstitutional means. .
It failed to obtain parliamentary support for t…heCharter. .
The middle-classes either ignored, shunned or condemnedChartism. .
Chartists were divided among themselves. .
Government handled the movement firmly and calmly. .
Chartist demands were too drastic. .
There was too much diversity in the intellectual andideological aims of Chartism. .
Other movements offering more immediate and tangible benefitsattracted chartists. .
The socio-economic position improved after 1842. Prosperityeliminated mass support. .
Chartism and the Chartists were made to look ridiculous afterKennington Common, and the failure of the Land Plan. .
The changing sociology of England after railways fragmented the'unity' of the working classes. .
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