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History
BRITISH DEPTH STUDY

What were the arguments for the female suffrage?

TO GET RID OF OTHER INEQUALITIES.
Why this would happen: once women had the vote, this would put pressure on parliament
to change other laws.
If women had the vote, there would have to be female MP's which…

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Some women paid a higher tax and rate, also some women had more property than some
men(who were allowed to vote) but these women were still not allowed to vote.
Illiterate, uneducated male labourers were allowed to vote BUT highly educated female
employers were not allowed the vote.

BRITAIN WAS…

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is completely different to national election. Working in the local council may also be counted
towards the women's domestic household role because it is looking after their family.

WOMEN DID NOT NEED THE VOTE SINCE THEY WERE REPRESENTED BY THEIR HUSBANDS.
This would implicate that women were obliged to have…

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What happened in 1867and what did it lead to?
Lydia Baker formed the Manchester Society for women's suffrage.
Similar societies were set up in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh.
What was the importance of Millicent Fawcett and 1897?
In 1897 Millicent Fawcett linked these different organisations into National Union of…

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being front page news.
What happened in 1906 and what happened to the class of the WSPU's membership
subsequently?
The headquarters of the WSPU had moved from Manchester to London. This meant that
there was a decrease in the involvement of the working class while the upper/middle class
member increased.…

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In 1912,
WSPU headquarters raided and leaders arrested, this forces C. Pankhurst to flee to Paris.
WSPU prisoners demand to be called political prisoners, they protest by going on hunger
strikes. The government respond by force feeding the prisoners, violating their basic rights.
Why did the WSPU return to their…

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2) Meetings and demonstrations, these were held by the WSPU and NUWSS. The larger
demonstrations were held in venues such as the royal Albert hall, Trafalgar square and also
on village greens all over the country. These large demonstrations had up to 20,000 people
who attended and protested. The most…

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The reaction of the press.
What was the opinion of The Times?
The Times was the most influential newspaper of the period and they were against votes for
women. It supported the peaceful methods used but condemned the WSPU and there
extreme behaviour, labelling them as lunatics.
Attitude of most…

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by women in the war as an excuse.
3. The work done by women in war time showed they deserved the vote: women had
showed their maturity and portrayed that they are capable of doing any job. Without them
Britain may have had to surrender, the women also impressed many…

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