Britain Faced A Major Social And Political Crisis In The Years 1910-1914 There were many reasons why Britain was facing a major Social and Political crisis in the years of 1910-1914, I have narrowed down the reasons to three major issues; The Suffrage movement, Industrial Unrest, Constitutional Crisis. I will be looking at these issues in more depth as to whether they can explain the Crisis. The first issue I will be looking at will be the Suffrage Movement. At the begging of the twentieth Century no woman could vote in elections for parliament. In 1911 only 60% of adult males could vote in elections. But by this time many women were beginning to demand their equal say in the running of the country, many women had wealth and careers and yet they could not vote, they felt they were being repressed. In 1967 parliament had discussed giving the vote to women, but on this and subsequent occasions male MP's had decided not to treat women as equal to men. Married Women's Property Act allowed married women to own property separately from their husbands. Since 1870 both boys and girls could attend primary schools, also London and Cambridge universities gave places to both men and women. Women were increasingly getting jobs in banking and in the civil service. Women had been given the right to vote in local elections. Although many women wanted the right to vote, they did not all agree on the best way to achieve their common aim. In the nineteenth century the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) had been set up to demand the vote for women. Wealthy women with good jobs mainly supported it. The NUWSS was led b... ... middle of paper ... ...ey won 275 seats which was only 2 above the Conservatives at 273. The Parliament act of 1911 had stopped the Lords from voting on financial legislation and a limit of two rejections or amendments on other legislation in successive sessions within the life of a Parliament. The maximum duration of a Parliament was reduced to 5 instead of 7 years. In essence this means that means the Lords could expect to delay a legalisation for a minimum period of 2 years, assuming that the proposals were immediately passed again by the commons after each rejection as long as there was no general election in the interim. The last issue that I'm going to be looking at will be Industrial Unrest, which along with the Suffragettes and Constitutional Crisis built up to make the problem that Britain face in the years of 1910-1914.
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By 1913, the suffragette movement had exceeded a decade. The growing desperation of the suffragettes is clear in their calls for the aid of working men, echoing Emmeline Pankhurst’s “Freedom or Death” speech in November 1913. This appears as a change of heart in the operation of the WSPU, which had decreed to exclude men from their organisation and broken with the Labour Party in the previous year.
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year and one in one hundred workers was killed. The year of 1910 was the worst years for the railroads, 3,383 workers were killed and 95,671 was injured. For the injured workers and the workers that were killed received no compensation at all. In some cases, the workers who were injured or killed got a little more money than burial expenses. In Pennsylvania coal fields the bosses thought they were doing each family a favor by giving the deceased man’s son the job to take over their father’s job. The employers were not liable for the injuries or deaths that happened at the factories. Diseases were also a huge problem in the factories. Diseases such as black lung, white-lung, and silicosis were spread across the factories.
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