Reasons why some women got the vote in 1918

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  • Reasons why some women got the vote in 1918
    • By doing men's work during the war they'd proved they were just as capable as men and just as important to public life
    • Nobody wanted the Suffragettes to start their violent campaigning again
    • Attitudes in Britain had changed
    • The voting system had to be changed anyway due to soldiers returning home from the war
    • In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the vote if they owned property
      • This was extended in 1928 to give all women over 21 the vote

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