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Zara Yousaf

History A: The Making of the Modern world
Unit 3A: War and the transformation of British society c.1903-28
Key topic 1: The liberals, votes for Women and social reform

A woman's place:
At the beginning of the twentieth century women were not given the right to vote in…

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In 1903, Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, a leading member of the manchester branch of
NUWSS, decided that it was time to take extreme action so with her daughters Sylvia and
Christabel, she founded the Women's social and Political Union (WSPU). This organisation
believed in 'deeds not words' and was determined to…

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Reactions to suffragettes:
Even though alot of people were sympathetic towards theaim of the women in regards to
the vote, some people were still against it. There were organisation's formed such as the
Men's League for Opposing Women's Suffrage and the National League for Opposing
Women's Suffrage to oppose what…

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In 1906, the liberal party won a landslide (overwhelming) victory and were determined to
make changes that would lead to mprovements to the living and working conditions of the

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Britain was one of the wealthiest countries which
meant that people had a…

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· It was now illegal to sell alcohol, tobacco or fireworks to children under the age of 16.
· Working hours for children were limited and they were banned from some types of
unsuitable work.
· The children and young persons act of 1908 made children 'protected persons' and

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These reforms were really important a that period in time because the government were
not only dealing with just the effects of poverty, but they were also trying to help people so
that they could avoid getting poor in the first place.

Key topic 2: The part played by the…

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became known as the Western Front.p and for four years, German and allied forces
clashed on this Front,yet neither side really gained much and just lost millions of soldiers
who were trying to make a difference.

Trench warfare:
In 1914, it had been thought that the war would finish quickly,…

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make it harder to cross, so instead th british made a system call the 'creeping barrage'
which involved artillery fire moving forward at a walking pace.

Maybe the most significant development of the war was the tank, and even though at first
the idea was rejected, in 1916, when the…

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· Also illegal to harm the governments attempts to recruit new soldiers

The government was also given the power to force people to stay in their jobs which were
an important contribution to the war efforts. DORA also gave the government the rights to:
· Start food rationing
· Control…

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Even though the most of the ww1 battle was on the western front, the war at sea was also
quite important. There were only a few battles between warships because neither Britain,
nor germany wanted to ruin their battleships but instead, they used their navies to
blockade (setting up…


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