What Was The Impact Of The Women's Suffrage Movement In The 1800s

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The women’s suffrage movement in England began 1867 when john Stewart mills who was a British philosopher, political and a feminist, suggested that woman should have the right to vote to parliament. Although parliament refused the issue, women did start to take action and the issue later grew of importance. This paper will cover how women were treated back in the 1800s, the forming of the woman suffrage movement and when it achieved the women right, and what impact did it have on women then and for future generations Women in the 1800s were completely controlled by the men in their lives, first by their fathers, brothers, or any male relatives and later in life by their husbands. Back then, women were made to believe that their only purpose…show more content…
They united in 1897 and by 1913: nearly five hundred regional suffrage societies had joined, making the NUWSS the most influential alliance according to parliament UK. There were two groups that each used different means to try and win women the right to vote. These groups were known as the suffragists and the suffragettes. The suffragists used peaceful activities to make their cause known. They held meetings, produced pamphlets, and drew up petitions. This although did not receive much attention and did not make exciting news. Which is why in 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst, who was frustrated at the lack of progress made in getting women the vote, along with her daughters Sylvia, Christabel and Adela, decided to establish the Women’s Social and Political Union (Rebecca Myers). This group become known as the suffragettes, they were more militant and aggressive than the Suffragists and organized rallies, marches and petitions (Rebecca Myers). The suffragettes gained much attention and spurred a lot of violence for their cause. There were many large-scale rallies, two of the most important were the 1908 and 1913 rallies in Hyde Park. Although it was a struggle for both groups by 1918, the Representation of the People Act granted women over 30 the right to vote, as long as they were married to or a member of Local Government Register. Women gained full suffrage

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