Women's right to vote

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  • Women's vote
    • Suffragettes
      • 1903
      • Leaders- Emmeline Pankhurst and Christabel
      • Actions were militant and radical (aggressive)
        • Target Prime Minister Asquith, who was against giving the vote to women.
        • Threw stones at the Prime Ministers house - 10 Downing Street.
        • Emily New tied herself to the railings outside 10 Downing street and was removed by the police when making a speech.
        • Disrupted political meetings.
      • WSPU- Women's social and political union.
      • Set up after the lack of success by the Suffragists.
    • Suffragists
      • Peace and legal campaigns
      • local groups formed in the 1860s, however they came together international in 1897.
      • Leader-Millicent Fawcett.
      • Held meetings and speeches.
      • Sent petitions to parliament.
      • NUWSS- National Union of Womens suffrage society.
      • Lobbied MPS from different parties to persuade them to support the right for women to vote.


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