Votes for Women


An evaluation of the reasons why women won greater political equality by 1928 - The women's suffrage campaigns; the militant suffrage campaigns up to 1914; the part played by women in the war effort; 1914-18; an example of other countries.
Katie Bryden
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Katie Bryden
Created by Katie Bryden almost 10 years ago

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Votes for Women
  1. Suffragists (NUWSS)
    1. Tactics
      1. Peaceful demonstrations
        1. pamphlets
          1. Trained speakers
            1. Lobbying
              1. putting pressure on political leaders
            2. Leader - Millicent Fawcett
              1. large membership growth
                1. 12,000 - 50,000 by 1914
                2. Suffragettes (WSPU)
                  1. Deeds not words
                    1. Tactics
                      1. Violent protests
                        1. unlady like
                        2. smashed windows
                          1. went on hunger strike
                            1. force feeding brought sympathy
                              1. cat and mouse act
                            2. brought large amounts of publicity
                              1. put off political figures
                                1. "their cause has marched backwards - Churchill
                                2. rift within group
                                  1. violence confirmed why women shouldn't get the vote
                                  2. First world war
                                    1. women replaced men in the work place
                                      1. worked in munitions industry
                                        1. conductors on trams; taxi drivers; in the police; as dock workers; shop assistants; as typists and secretaries
                                          1. proved to be equal to men
                                          2. joined the army
                                            1. WREN's
                                              1. WAAC's
                                              2. social changes
                                                1. women had to adapt to the new ways
                                                  1. social barriers broke down
                                                2. political changes
                                                  1. coalition government
                                                    1. supporters of woman's votes
                                                      1. David Lldoy George
                                                3. social attitudes
                                                  1. 20th century was a time of great social change
                                                    1. new opportunities opened up for women
                                                      1. with better technology
                                                      2. Women had more freedom
                                                        1. Women were being educated
                                                          1. medical schools open for women
                                                          2. involvement in local politics
                                                            1. women gained right over property in 1882 - woman's property act
                                                              1. town councils, Boards of Guardians and members of political organisation
                                                            2. other countries - international pressures
                                                              1. Britain would be embarrassed politically if the 'mother of democracy' was seen to be lagging behind other countries
                                                                1. New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Norway had all given women the vote
                                                                  1. Part of a global phenomenon
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