Granting Women the Vote
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When did women get the vote?
women over 30 who were householders or married to householders
Intro - historian view?
- John Ray
- argues that wome won the vote through gratitude of their war worj
Impact of WW1 - governement wanted to avoid..... explain
from women who didnt want to return to womens work
afraid of a revitalised suffragette campaign
what did the Suffragettes succeed in doing?
winning support of trade unions
Explain anti-suffrage organisations...
"National League of Opposing Woman's Suffrage"
Advantages of the Suffragette campaign - ONE
Liberals wouldnt have discussed Universal suffrage before WW1
Changing Attitudes - Acts
- Infant Custody Act
- Women's Property Act of 1882
Changing attitudes - women were involved in....
being a part of town councils, parish councils, school boards....
Countires that had universal suffrage
- New Zealand
Why was it embarrassing that Britain didnt have universal suffrage?
Presenting herself as "mother of democracy"
Example of other countries - Russia
- 1917 Communist Revolution in Russia
- Desire to strengthen parliamentary democracy
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