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This House believes that the activism of women themselves was the most important
factor in advancing their civil rights.
18651914

The Civil War (Key Event) 18615
The civil war briefly offered married women the opportunity to work outside the home. Women
could also work as nurses, although this was perceived…

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factory floor. Clearly women were advancing themselves in the area of work though.
Their educational opportunities allowed them to do this.


Family Life

The urban middle class was expanding.
Better transport in the cities meant that family life could move to the suburbs where there was a
better quality of…

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campaigning for a whole host of different things. Through the temperance movement,
women were campaigning for their rights within the home. The special suffrage
movements as well also had great effect, winning women the vote in 1920.

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