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What were the 3 main oppositions to women getting the vote?
Unfeminine, Women were thought to be incapable to be able to make sensible matters and the traditional values of women.
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When and who set up the 1st national union called the National Union Of Women's Suffrages Societies (NUWSS)?
1897, Millicent Fawcett
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What did they become?
Suffragists
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Who broke away and set up the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU) or Suffragettes?
Emmeline Pankhurst
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What was the main difference between the Suffragists and the Suffragettes?
The Suffragettes used violent methods and the Suffragists used more peaceful methods
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What was the name of the act passed in 1913 to free prisoners on hunger strike so they could get better and then retern?
The Cat and Mouse Act
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Who through herself under the Kings horse at the Epsom derby and what was the effect on the Suffragettes reputation?
Emily Davison and it gave them some bad publicity as people started to thimk of them as terrorists
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Why did the Suffragette movement get put aside in 1914 and what did the women start to do?
WW1 Began and the women started to work in munitions factories.
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What was the Representation of the People Act and when was it passed?
It gave the vote to all men over 21 and women over 30 who were householders or married to householders and women could stand for parliament and become M.P's. It was passed in 1918
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Name 3 ways in which the position of women improved by 1900s?
Girls between the age of 5-10 had to go to school, new employment opportunities were opened for middle-classed women and some universities let women go
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Name 3 ways in which the position of women hadn't changed?
Womens wages were much less than a mans, they couldn't get a degree and they were forced to retire after they were married
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Name 3 Peaceful methods used by both the suffragettes and the suffragists?
Propaganda, Meetings and demonstrations and putting pressure on parliament
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Name 3 violent methods used by both the suffragettes and the suffragists?
Attacking property, attacking people and hunger strikes
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Name 3 reasons why the violent methods DID help their campaign?
They made female suffrage front page news, as time went by the idea of giving women the vote did not seem so strange and Herbert Asquith was allready against the vote so they had nothing to loose
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Name 3 reasons why the violent methods DID NOT help their campaign?
The government did not want to be seen as giving in to violence, violence gave the government a reason not to give the vote and violence supported the idea that women were not responsible enough to have the vote
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When and who set up the 1st national union called the National Union Of Women's Suffrages Societies (NUWSS)?

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1897, Millicent Fawcett

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Who broke away and set up the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU) or Suffragettes?

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What was the main difference between the Suffragists and the Suffragettes?

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