history - womens suffrage.

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rights for women at beginning of 19th century?
once married all property and money belonged to husband, basically impossible for women to file divorcee, if she did he had kids.
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in 1839 what law was passed?
if marriage broke down, kids under 7 stayed with mother.
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in 1857 what law was passed?
women could divorcee cruel husbands or husbands that left them.
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in 1870 what law was passed?
women were allowed to keep money they earned.
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in 1891 what law was passed?
womens didnt have to live with husbands if they didnt want to.
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attitude of victorian britain about women?
women should stay at home and look after their husbands.
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describe work for working class women?
domestic labour in textile factories or working from home, by end of 19th century new jobs were appearing as typists or telephone switch boards.
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employment opportunities for middle class women?
teaching (women had to be single), nursing (had to resign when married), clerical work (typists and telephonists)
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what could women be and not be by 1900?
could be doctors and architects, could not be lawyers, bankers or stock exchangers.
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when did most working class girls not go to school? when did this change?
1870, 1880 everyone from 5 to 10 had to attend school.
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what were girls mostly taught at school?
subjects such as housewifery, people didnt think it nessesary that they were taught science or law.
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describe women and politics.
1888 women had right to vote in local election, some served on government bodies, involved in campaigns to reform workhouses and to change divorce laws.
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arguments against women's suffrage 1
men and women have different interests and responsibilities, mainly middle class campaigning who had little interest in laws to help working class people, too emotional and pure, encourage woman to further their career so may neglect family,
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arguments against womens suffrage 2
giving vote to women means to vote would be given to all men, more pressing matters then vote, women dont fight in wars so shouldnt have a say in whether the country should go to war, many opponents to womens suffrage were woman themselves.
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arguments for womens suffrage
can vote in local why not general, more independent so should have same rights as men, vote already in part of us australia and newzealand. descions effect men and woman, different skills to men so can help parliment in domestic regions, pay taxes.
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describe suffragists.
started in 1897 by millicent forrcet, NUWSS (national union womens suffrage society)
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describe suffragettes.
1903 by emmeline pankhurst, WSPUm womens social political union.
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describe suffragette acts and examples
1911 smashing windows, setting fire to post boxes, many went on hunger strike in prison and were force feed.
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how did suffragettes use force feeding to their advantage?
they made propaganda about it to create sympathy, this gained them publicity and support.
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describe the cat and mouse act and date.
1913, prisoners on hunger strike were released and re-arrested when they had recovered.
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how many times up to 1900 had the backbenchers tried to introduce a women's suffrage bill but the Mp been unwilling to support it?
15 times
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why were the acts of the suffragettes and suffragists successful?
publicity, Mp's didnt know how to deal with them, rough treatment got them propaganda, before the Mps wernt even thinking about giving women the vote.
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why were the acts of the suffragettes and suffragists unsuccessful?
feared, people thought they were wicked and untrustworthy with the vote, proved women were unfit for vote, bad publicity, king supported force feeding.
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describe contribution of women during war.
helped in farming - womans land army, same jobs as men in field and factory, majority worked in industry.
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what did womens contribution during the war did to the public opinion of women>
womens work was advistised widely creating positive publicity, women being recuted shows they are intelligent, companies wouldn't waste time and money training them, people agreed because of thei contribution they should get the vote.
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what impact did womans contribution during the war have on politicians?
seen as just as useful as men in war, equal to men, believed women should get vote in 1918 because of their hard work, made them more equal to men.
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describe any links between womens war work and the campaigning of the suffragettes?
suffragettes made memorial to soldiers to show they cared. suffragettes campaigned to give woman the right to serve for the war, believed in their country.
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why were some given the vote in 1918?
war effort, david lloyd george supported womens rights.
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when did david lloyd george become PM?
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When was emily davison killed by the kings horse? what did she have on her?
1913, flags, banner, return ticket - you could only get both way tickets, no note.
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