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The Greatest Briton is Emmeline Pankhurst - The Greatest Briton is Emmeline Pankhurst In a quest for the greatest Briton it is difficult to know where to start. Many people are considered to be great in today's world; doctors, scientists, authors, inventors, celebrities and many others, but what is the meaning of great. Two definitions in the dictionary are applicable in this situation: Of exceptional talents or achievement and arising from or possessing idealism in thought, mind etc. There are many Britons who could meet this qualification, but we have selected the only Briton for whom this could have been written as a summary of her life....   [tags: Papers] 862 words
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Emmeline Goulden Pankhurst (1858 - 1928) - Emmeline Goulden Pankhurst (1858-1928) In terms of personal bravery she was certainly heroic, however, it is possible to argue that her actions, and those of the Suffragettes did more harm than good. It is significant that the Pethick-Lawrences broke with her in 1912 and that Millicent Fawcett also withdrew any semblance of support in the same year. The reasons for these actions were Emmeline Pankhurst's increasingly dictatorial command of the WSPU and the increasing violence of her campaigns....   [tags: Papers] 550 words
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Role of the Majority in a Society - One of the defining principles of democratic society is the idea that “majority rules.” Despite the fundamental nature of this principle, it has been challenged by some of the greatest thinkers in history. Henry David Thoreau, Emmeline Pankhurst and Karl Marx are among these great thinkers who have commented on the role of the majority in different political and social situations. In works such as, “Civil Disobedience,” “Why We Are Militant,” and the “Communist Manifesto,” they point out some of the inherent flaws with the “majority rules” maxim....   [tags: Karl Marx, Henry Thoreau, Pankhurst] 1024 words
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Heroic: Odysseus and Emmeline Parkhurst - Does the world we live in have heroes. In the society that we give in, the hero becomes a hero by attaining in what they believe in for the surpass of others. A hero is always been looked at a prospective of a paragon. A hero becomes known by many because of what they did and their heroic qualities. An epic hero is the protagonist and the hero becomes a legend because of the heroic actions toward their nation, race, or culture. Odysseus is considered “larger than life” he is respected and loved by many....   [tags: Sacrifice, Feeding Tube]
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Sibling Rivalry in Carolin Parkhurst's, Unwell - ... Arlette’s demeaning nature is evident throughout the story, but it is the most present on page two when she says, “If it weren’t for me, the world would have eaten her [Yvonne] up long ago”. It is because Arlette constantly undermines Yvonne’s positive attributes by contentiously implying that Yvonne is not worthy of a boyfriend or a husband. Arlette is immensely restricting her relationship with her sister from advancing because of her demeaning nature. If Arlette would stop demeaning the value of Yvonne then Yvonne would not feel like she is always competing with Arlette....   [tags: relationship, desructive, sisiter]
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Women through Time and around the World that Have Fought for Gender Equality - ... She explains this by saying “I just want to say here and now that the only justification for violence, the only justification for damage to property, the only justification for risk to the comfort of other human beings is the fact that you have tried all other available means and have failed to secure justice, and as a law-abiding person-an I am by nature a law-abiding person, as one hating violence, hating disorder-I want to say that from the moment we began our militant agitation to this day I have felt absolutely guiltless in this matter.” (Pankhurst 2) She goes on to say that “I tell you that in Great Britain there is no other way....   [tags: Emmeline Pankhurst, Qui Jin, Qasim Amin]
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History of the Women's Movement for Suffrage and Women's Rights - Prior to the famous movement for women's suffrage in the society, women had little or no say in the society. If they happen to be working, it was gruelling things like housework that would sometimes extend over the course of the whole day, or, later on during the famous industrialization era that took place, in various factories they get paid very little and work long hours. On the other hand women had the go ahead to vote but in only some states, it was practically a big joke to think of a woman as a politician in a state....   [tags: fight for equality] 1210 words
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The Fight for Women's equality in Canada - One of the best ways to judge the different political arguments in Canada from the early 20th century, is by reviewing the different political cartoons that were released. These were an effective way of educating the masses because it did not require an advanced education or vocabulary to understand where each side was debating. One of the more popular conflicts that were ongoing in the first years of the 1900’s was the fight for women’s equality. This included the right to vote and the right to participate in government....   [tags: political cartoons, canadian parliament, equality]
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How Did the Role of Women Change during the Years Surrounding World War One? - For Britain, the First World War affected many people, both on the home front as well as the western front. For the purpose of this essay, the Home Front of World War One refers to life in Britain itself during the war. The Western front refers to began on August 4th, 1914, after declaring war against Germany. This was almost 100 years ago. At the time, Britain, France and Russia were allies. Britain became involved because she was obligated to defend Belgium from their 1839 Treaty of London. The Treaty of London is basically a treaty between Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia and France, agreeing that they would be allies in a possible war....   [tags: femenism, women's rights]
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Reasons for the Lack of Women's Suffrage by the Outbreak of the First World War - Reasons for the Lack of Women's Suffrage by the Outbreak of the First World War There were many reasons why women had not gained the vote by the outbreak of the First World War. To understand these reasons fully we must first study sources D and E. Source D is a written source and was written by Emiline Pankhurst, the leader of the suffragettes. It is an extract from her book entitled “My own Story”. The source is a justification for the suffragette’s militant methods. In 1906 the suffragettes were following Millicent Fawcett, founder of the suffragists....   [tags: Papers] 771 words
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Women's Contribution to the War Effort in the Years 1914-18 - Women's Contribution to the War Effort in the Years 1914-18 Source F is a poster produced by the government, The purpose is to encourage women to join the war effort. It was produced in 1916, when morale was at its lowest in Britain. At the beginning of the war, Britain has a professional army, however by 1916 conscription was introduced and anyone over 18 had to join the army. ] Therefore, women were needed to replace the men. The woman in the poster looks strong, proud and focused and catch your attention immediately, she is pinning her hair up, getting ready for work or unpinning it having just finished....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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Granting the Right to Vote to Women in Britain - Granting the Right to Vote to Women in Britain As Britain entered the war in August in 1914, as a display of patriotism, Emmaline Pankhurst instructed suffragettes to stop their campaign and violence and support in every way the government. ==================================================================== World war one gave woman the opportunity to show a male dominated society that they do more than just raising children and keeping at home. =================================================================== During world war one, women kept soldiers equipped and kept the country moving while the men were fighting....   [tags: Papers] 647 words
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History of Woman's Rights rooted in Mary Wolfstonecraft's Publication Vindication of the Rigts of Women - While the issue of women’s suffrage has roots based in every country in the world, most think that the initial inroads were painfully carved through the efforts of early women pioneers in America. This perception is easily formed due to the early publication of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Right’s of Women in 1792. However, the movement gained national attention in New Zealand in 1893 and in Australia in 1902, eclipsing the suffrage movement in Britain, Canada and America by at least 25 years....   [tags: suffrage, rights, movement]
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Mary Wollstonecraft & Her Legacy - Mary Wollstonecraft & Her Legacy Following the Enlightenment, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the feminist novel The Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In this novel she applied rights to females that had formerly been reserved to males, such as unalienable rights. Her novel impacted different areas of society. Wollstonecraft called for the advancement of women’s rights in areas such as education, work, and politics. She also proposes that women are just as capable as men and have a far greater purpose than simply to be pleasing to men....   [tags: Essays Paper]
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Taking a Look at the Suffragette Movement - ... In 1903 the movement sped up when Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters created the Women’s Social and Political Union. Three years later, in 1909 Emmeline Pankhurst spent her first time in jail and she also started her first hunger strike. In 1913 Emily Wilding Davidson was killed at the Derby. In 1928 the fighting, protesting and campaign ended when women over 21 were able to vote. Although later it was changed so all women could vote. In the same year Emmeline Pankhurst died aged 69. During the campaign the Suffragettes had many goals....   [tags: women fighting for the right to vote] 681 words
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The Change in Method of Suffragettes Between 1903 and 1915 - The Change in Method of Suffragettes Between 1903 and 1915 From 1903 through to 1915, the methods that the suffragettes used to gain the right to vote dramatically changed. In my essay I will explain how and more importantly why the suffragettes went through several methods to get themselves noticed by the male government. It was in 1903 when the suffragettes started to try and gain enough publicity so that they were recognised. This tactic mainly consisted of ineffectual activities like producing and then distributing leaflets....   [tags: Papers] 1753 words
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Women's Suffrage in Britain - ... Additionally, the actions could not have been possible without strong direction. Millicent Fawcett was one of the most influential women in the fight for women’s right to vote in Britain. By 1897, she organized then later led the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), which aimed to demonstrate women’s ability to use political power responsibly. (Spielvogel 846-847) Fawcett guided the women of the NUWSS into concerted action. It was a commonly held belief in British society at this time that women were physically, emotionally, or otherwise incapable of political activity simply by nature of being a woman....   [tags: social change, search for equality] 1390 words
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Why Women Gained the Vote in 1918 - Why Women Gained the Vote in 1918 In 1918, women had finally gained the right to vote, after 68 long and hard years of campaigning and rebelling they finally got the vote they wanted. The women had tried everything like campaigning, getting them selves arrested, using the media and many more things were done. However, there were a couple of things that they did which really helped them get the right to vote and they were the fact that they helped the men in World War I, like loading the bombs shells with explosives and tidying the bomb shelters....   [tags: Papers] 1228 words
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Status of Western-European Women in Classical and Post-Classical Eras - Status of Women in Western Europe (C/C) 1750-1914 Throughout the classical and postclassical eras, it is evident that women have always held a certain label whether it be positive or negative. This was evident throughout various regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Americas, and Europe. The time period from 1750-1914 was also an era of industrialization, in places especially like Europe. New machinery and a grand-scale labor force was required to allow the country to prosper as much as possible....   [tags: industrialization, occupations, suffrage] 556 words
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Women's Failure to Gain the Vote Between 1900-1914 - Women's Failure to Gain the Vote Between 1900-1914 There are many reasons why women failed to gain the right to vote between 1900 and 1914, these different reasons did not just appear overnight some were had been institutionalised into the very core of British society over a great length of time. The other reasons were public responses to, the then, recent actions of the groups looking to gain the vote for women. For the purpose of this coursework I will separate these reasons into three major factors that explain why women failed to gain the vote between 1900 and 1914....   [tags: Papers] 8471 words
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Work of the Suffragettes - Work of the Suffragettes Throughout time women have been thought of as second best to men. They haven’t been given equal opportunities or political rights. The first time a law was passed to try and make a change was in 1839, when a law was made saying that if a marriage broke down, and the parents separated, children less than seven years old should be looked after by their mother. Since then and 1891 more laws were passed giving women the rights to; divorce a husband who was cruel to them or had left them, a law allowing them to keep the money they earned and one giving women the choice of whether they lived with their husbands or not....   [tags: Papers] 808 words
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A Setback For Suffrage - Women in the 1900s failed to get the vote as they were seen as the inferior sex. A women’s role in society was viewed as being second class citizens. There role in society was to stay at home and obey their husband. Everyday tasks included cooking, cleaning and looking after the children. In contrast a males place in society was viewed as being more significant than females. Males occupied positions such as politicians, doctors and other senior positions within society. Therefore due to women not having successful careers this made them have a low standing within society....   [tags: Women's Rights] 586 words
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Comparing and Contrasting the Methods of Sufragettes and Suffragists - Comparing and Contrasting the Methods of Sufragettes and Suffragists The suffragists were different from the suffragettes because the suffragists used moderate and peaceful methods to get through their argument but the suffragettes thought that the suffragists idea was working too slowly so they wanted to be completely opposite to them so they used militant methods. The suffragettes believed in 'Deeds Not Words' and especially when they knew that the Liberal Government was not going to introduce reforms, so they turned to militant methods....   [tags: Papers] 508 words
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Women's Failure to Gain the Right to Vote between 1900 and 1914 - Women's Failure to Gain the Right to Vote between 1900 and 1914 In the years leading up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, women's suffrage was never far from the headlines due to the constant bombardment of publicity stunts pulled by Emmeline Pankhurst and her Suffragettes. Using all within their power to gain attention, the Suffragettes believed in using direct persuasion, and if necessary, violent protest to remain in the public eye, pulling stunts from chaining themselves to the railings of the houses of specific members of Parliament to smashing the shop windows on Oxford Street....   [tags: Papers] 1821 words
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The Differences Between the Methods of the Suffragists and the Suffragettes - The Differences Between the Methods of the Suffragists and the Suffragettes For women to campaign for being able to vote they were two main organisations involved in trying to make this successful for women. Their names were first the NUWSS were the suffragists group. The NUWSS were formed in 1897. Mrs Millicent Garret Fawcett was its president. Suffragists meant that they preferred to take action by moral force. The name of the other group was the WSPU they were known as the suffragettes....   [tags: Papers] 1489 words
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Individuals Responsible for Improving the Lives of British Women - Individuals Responsible for Improving the Lives of British Women I think that Sylvia Pankhurst contributed to improving the lives of women the most, as she unrecognisably fought not only for the right to vote for her gender, but also for socialism for working class women. From a young age, she inherited her strong social beliefs from her father Dr Richard Pankhurst, and remained faithful to them throughout her life. She first began working for the WSPU to help her mother fight for the right to vote and socialism for women....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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The Effects of World War One on British Women - The Effects of World War One on British Women “Without The First World War British Women Would Not Have Gained The Right To Vote In 1918” I disagree with the statement that, if it were not for the War, women would never have gained the right to vote....   [tags: Papers] 822 words
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The Changing Roles and Status of Women - The Changing Roles and Status of Women In 1903 the suffragette movement was born with the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (WPSU) by Emmeline Pankhurst and her two daughters Christabel and Sylvia. At first the newly formed suffragettes relied on spreading propaganda to gain support. However, on the 18th October 1905 they gained considerable unplanned publicity when Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney stood up at a public meeting and asked if a Liberal government would introduce women's suffrage....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England - Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England Women's Suffrage in the right of women to share political privileges on equal terms with men, the right to vote in elections and referendums, and the right to hold public office. The women's suffrage was a worldwide issue that had begun a long time before the 19th century. The issues involving women's right to vote was aroused in 1839 when the American Missionary Association began to work to develop education opportunities for blacks and other minorities in the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Comparing the Suffragists and Gettes - Comparing the Suffragists and Gettes The two parties both fighting for women’s rights and independence were the Suffragists and the Suffragettes. The methods used by the two vary greatly. This is due to a number of factors, some of which not as important as others. The most obvious difference of the two parties was the styles of leadership. The Suffragettes were led by Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst was a great supporter of the use of aggressive means to gain her rights. In direct comparison to Millicent Garrett of the NUWSS (Suffragists), the difference is quite obvious....   [tags: Free Essays] 390 words
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Women's Right to Vote - Women's Right to Vote The move for women to have the vote had really started in 1897 when Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women's Suffrage. "Suffrage" means the right to vote and that is women wanted - hence its inclusion in Fawcett's title. Millicent Fawcett believed in peaceful protest. She felt that any violence or trouble would persuade men that women could not be trusted to have the right to vote. Her game plan was patience and logical arguments. Fawcett argued that women could hold responsible posts in society such as sitting on school boards - but could not be trusted to vote; she argued that if parliament made laws and if women had to obey...   [tags: Papers] 4807 words
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Women's Movement - The first wave of feminism gained women the right to vote which led to fight for equality with men. Emmeline Pankhurst is considered by many to be the most influential leader involved in the Women’s Movement in the early 20th century, due to of her role in the formation of the WSPU and their active protest for women’s rights. Her militant tactics have been perceived as being central to the first wave of feminism, which began an international movement that still resonates around the modern Western world....   [tags: Gender Equality, Civil Rights]
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The tectonic evolution and importance of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica - 1. Introduction Marie Byrd Land (MBL) is a massif within West Antarctica that is of critical importance in understanding the evolution of the West Antarctic Rift System (WARS). Although the WARS is comparable in size other rift systems, it is poorly understood due to extensive ice cover (LeMasurier, 2008). MBL contains exposures which inform on the behavior of the WARS over time (Cande et al., 2000; Steinberger et al., 2004) and the potential for subglacial volcanism associated with the system to destabilize the West Antarctic ice sheet, thus causing an instantaneous rise in sea level (Blankenship et al, 1993)....   [tags: West Antarctic Rift System, tectonics]
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The Suffragete Movement - The Suffragete Movement In Britain only two thirds of the male population were allowed to vote, these did not include, men who did not own property or pay at least £10 per year in rent, servants who lived with their employers, criminals and lunatics. Women could not vote at all. In 1906 The Suffragete Movement was used to describe women campaigning for the right to vote, Emmiline Pankhurst was one of the first leaders of the Suffragete movement. The fight for the right for women to vote was a violent revolution for the rights of all men and all women to be treated equally this was led by Emmiline Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes....   [tags: Papers] 897 words
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Women Over 30 gained the vote in 1918 mainly because of women’s contribution to the war effort - Women Over 30 gained the vote in 1918 mainly because of women’s contribution to the war effort. Do you agree. Explain Your Answer. The campaign for women’s suffrage had been going for almost 50 years before any women in Britain were given the right to vote. In 1918 women over the age of 30 were allowed to vote for the first time. This was after four years of a war in which women had played a much larger role than ever before. The war was obviously a factor in women getting the vote but how and to what extent....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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Women's Failure to Gain the Right to Vote Between 1900 and 1914 - Women's Failure to Gain the Right to Vote Between 1900 and 1914 This essay looks at the various reasons why women failed to gain the right to vote between 1900 and 1914. It looks at the key influences of the suffragettes WSPU and suffragists NUWSS, the patriarchal society, publicity and other influences. By 1900 women had achieved many improvements in their education, legal rights and job opportunities. However, they could still not vote in general elections. Many women believed that until they had this basic right to choose their own MP they would always be second class citizens....   [tags: Papers] 1272 words
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Women's Right to Vote Due to Their Contribution to the War Effort - Women's Right to Vote Due to Their Contribution to the War Effort In August 1914 Britaindeclared war on Germany. Both the suffragettes and suffragists suspended their campaigns. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, the government ordered the unconditional release of all suffrage prisoners. On August 13, Emmeline Pankhurst called a temporary suspension to militancy and asked her followers to support her in the war effort. The suffragette movement was now effectively over although some ex- WSPU members formed and joined other groupings that continued to campaign for women enfranchisement, such as the suffragettes of the WSPU, the independent WSPU, the Women's...   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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The Effects of World War I on Women's Rights - The Effects of World War I on Women's Rights As women became independent, they demanded equal legal and political rights, but this wouldn’t be the case until World War 1. Women in the early 20th century strengthened their efforts to obtain the right to vote. Women wanted equality with men. Women believed that they would be able to influence the government and they were willing to do anything they could, even if they had to use violence. This was the case women started to use violence without thinking about their own lives or anybody else....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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The Changing Role and Status of Women in Britain - The Changing Role and Status of Women in Britain 1. Explain why women failed to gain the right to vote between 1900 and 1914. In the twentieth century women’s role in society was hugely different to what it is today. Women were regarded as being inferior to men and were treated as such. Although girls were given a compulsory state education 1870, few went to university and those who did were not awarded a degree. Women had very few rights under marriage, when a woman married; she and all her possessions became the property of her husband....   [tags: Papers] 1663 words
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The Differing Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes - The Differing Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes The group known as the suffragists of the NUWSS (National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies) consisted of seventeen different societies fighting for the same cause of gaining the right to vote. They had merged together to become the NUWSS under the leadership of Mrs. Millicent Fawcett. The NUWSS were a peaceful protesting agency using their newspaper The Common Cause as their main type of protest. The suffragists did not regard their work as an attack on men but as a reform for the good of everyone....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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The Work Behind Women's Gain of the Vote - The Work Behind Women's Gain of the Vote Women wanted the right to vote. Its as simple as that. Or is it. Through years leading up to 1918 women done horrendous acts for the attention of getting the right to vote for women. There were many things women could not do without the vote, such as; Become lawyers, work in banks, to get a degree and in jobs they were paid a lot less than men. The vote would have a large affect on women’s lives and would gain more respect for them. So why didn’t women have the vote....   [tags: Papers] 1648 words
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WWI and Women's Right to Vote in 1918 - WWI and Women's Right to Vote in 1918 The Campaign for women’s right to vote started in the 1860’s with mainly middle class women and some men. At first the campaigning was peaceful and respectable and the lobbying was conducted discretely, without causing hindrance to anyone. It commenced in large cities such as London and Manchester however soon more people joined and the campaign spread across England. The women were known as suffragists (NUWSS) and were an amalgamation of many suffragists’ societies but after four decades of campaigning some women felt they had made no progress and decided to take violent action....   [tags: Papers] 1263 words
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Women's Work During the First World War - Women's Work During the First World War Source A is a letter written a long time after the war in 1976 by a woman who lived through the First World War. Therefore this source could prove to be inaccurate due to the fact it was written 58 years later. Source A is a positive source to show the comparisons between Domestic Service and War Work. You can find out from this source that there was a huge difference in wages; in the Domestic service women were lucky if they earned £2 a month and they worked very long hours....   [tags: Papers] 671 words
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Development of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage - Development of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage In 1870 neither working nor middle class women were recognised by the law and regarded the property of men whether it were their husband, father or brother. In 1773, Mary Wollstonecraft argued that women were kept child like within the family, uneducated and denied the right to shoulder responsibility. If for any reason a couple divorced, the women would be left with nothing as women had no legal existence. Working class women worked long hours in poor paid high health risk jobs, and were still expected to go home and carry out house chores....   [tags: Papers] 1241 words
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The Campaign for Women’s Suffrage - The Campaign for Women’s Suffrage The campaign developed at that time, as it was then the rights of women began to improve. Though women were still thought of as second-class citizens, during the 1870’s the women’s suffrage became a mass movement. Prior to 1870, there were laws that meant that women were unable to keep any of their earnings once they married. That also meant that all her possessions belonged to her husband as well. In 1870, the Married Women’s Property Act meant that women were allowed to keep £200 of their earnings....   [tags: American History] 1608 words
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The Way in Which the Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different - The Way in Which the Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different There were two different types of groups that were trying to get the vote for women. These were The Suffragists and The Suffragettes. They were similar in the way that they both wanted the vote for women, but were very different in the tactics that were used for this. The Suffragists were formed in 1890's, and they believed in peaceful methods of campaigning. The Suffragettes were formed in 1903 and they believed in more extreme methods of campaigning....   [tags: Papers] 534 words
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Different Strands of Feminism: Comparing Equal Rights Feminism, and Socialist Feminism - Different Strands of Feminism: Comparing Equal Rights Feminism, and Socialist Feminism With the developments going on in England during the 19th century, a new social class started to emerge, a middle class whose wealth came from land, trade, the professions, or industry. It was from this class that a great deal of the women working for the women's right movement emerged from in the 19th century, since they were the ones that experienced the deprivation of rights which men from this class had won....   [tags: Women's Studies] 677 words
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The Changing Role and Status of Women in Britain Since 1900 - The Changing Role and Status of Women in Britain Since 1900 Women failed to gain the right to vote during the early 20th century for many reasons, despite their efforts in protest and campaign. Demanding the women's right to vote would be defying the centuries of tradition as they were established in society only as housekeepers, carers and bearers of children. Their rights were severely limited- only after 1892/3 Married Women Property Act could a married woman keep her properties and earnings and not pass them over to their husbands....   [tags: Papers] 460 words
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Derby Day 1913 - Derby Day 1913 There she committed the only successful suffragette suicide by being trampled under the hooves of the Kings' horse. I have looked at many different accounts of what actually happened on the day, including newspaper reports and a video, and although they all say Emily did commit suicide, some contradict each other and disagree on things such as: · The position of the King's horse during the race. · How she got onto the race course · When Emily actually died · And Why Emily Davison actually committed suicide, (was it planned or just a spur of the moment idea?) What you have to understand whilst studying sources is that different people have...   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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Describe the ways in which the methods of the suffragists and the Suffragettes were different - Describe the ways in which the methods of the suffragists and the Suffragettes were different During the 1860s many separate groups formed campaigning for women’s suffrage. These groups were called suffragist societies and were mainly based in large cities. In 1897 Millicent Fawcett brought all the societies into the single NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies). In just a few years membership increased to about 50000 and even included some male members. In 1903 after campaigning for 40 years and achieving very little a separate group split off and formed the WSPU (Women’s Social and Political Union) led by Emmeline Pankhurst....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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