History: Protest (Suffragettes)

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In what year was the NUWSS (National women's suffrage society) formed?
1897.
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Who led the NUWSS?
Milecent Fawcett.
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What methods did the NUWSS believe in?
Peaceful protests, letters, worked with politicians, leaflets/petitions.
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In what year was the WSPU (Women's social and political union) formed?
1903.
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Who led the WSPU?
Emmeline Pankhurst and daughters Sylvia and Christabel.
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What was the motto of the WSPU?
"Deeds not words".
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What were the members of the WSPU known as?
The Suffragettes.
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What methods did the Suffragettes use?
Anything that would gain publicity (violence, destroying property, arson etc.)
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Name an example of a significant protest that gained worldwide publicity for the Suffragettes.
Emily Davison, derby day June 1913, threw herself in front of the kings horse.
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How did the Suffragettes protest while in prison?
Went on hunger strike.
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How did the government deal with this type of protest?
Force feeding- caused outrage so was stopped.
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What did the government do after force-feeding was stopped?
Introduced the "Temporary discharge for ill-health" act- commonly known as CAT & MOUSE ACT.
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Name a magazine/newspaper that supported the Suffragettes.
Punch, Daily Mirror.
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Name a magazine/newspaper that did not support the Suffragettes.
The Times.
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