Suffragettes and Suffragists

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Who were the Suffragettes?
The Suffragettes were a movement that campained for equal rights for women.
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What did the Suffragettes they want?
equal rights for women and the right to vote.
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How did the Suffragettes get noticed?
they used violent protests. e.g. using bombs, smashing / setting fire to buildings
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Who was the leader of the Suffragettes?
Emmeline Pankhurst
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How were the Suffragettes different to the Suffragists?
1. The Suffragists used a more peaceful approach to the issue, e.g. writing petitions, making posters, holding meetings. (the Suffragists were made up of mainly middle class women) 2. the Suffragettes were not popular with everyone - violent approach
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How did the government respond to Suffragettes?
1. arresting the suffragettes who had an extreme approach. 2. force-feeding women who tried to starve themselves. 3. cat and mouse act
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What was the Cat and Mouse Act?
When a Suffragette went to prison, it was assumed that she would go on hunger strike. The cat and mouse act was a repetitive cycle that allowed them to get weaker and weaker . . . .
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Who was the leader of the Suffragists?
Millicent Fawcett
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What did the Suffragists believe?
If they were seen to be intelligent, polite and law-abiding, they would prove themselves responsible enough to participate in politics
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How did the government respond to Suffragists?
despite all efforts and slight signs of persuasion, the law was not extended to include women
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What is the name for someone who dies for their beliefs?
a MARTYR
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Give three reasons why women were ignored
1. Stereotyped view of being lazy, uneducated and weak. 2. females were just the property of men. 3. people believed that a women's place is "in the home."
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When were women finally given the vote?
in 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the vote, and in 1928 this was extended to all women over the age of 21.
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Why did the Reform Acts gradually stagger the rights to vote?
Possibly out of fear of protest
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Who do you prefer the Suffragettes or Suffragists? Why?
Suffragettes, because . . . . .
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