Suffragette Movement

1What happened (recount)
2What was the political result?
3How did life change for all concerned
4Who were the important people involved in the movement?
5What laws were enabled for the betterment of the workers?
6How did the life of the entrepreneurs change due to these laws

3 thoughts on “Suffragette Movement

  1. Jacobs Info

    What happened?

    Women’s suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office.
    Suffragettes were members of women’s suffrage (right to vote) movements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in Great Britain and United States.

    What was the political result?

    In August 1914 war was declared in Europe. The suffrage movement suspended its activities, the government released all suffragettes from prison, and the Pankhurst’s and others threw themselves into supporting Britain’s war effort. Around a million women took on men’s jobs as they went off to fight in the war.
    In February 1918, the Government passed an act giving women the vote if they were over the age of 30 and either owned property or rented for at least £5/year, or were the wife of someone who did. As a result, 8.5 million women became entitled to vote in the General Election of 1918.
    On 2 July 1928, a law was passed allowing all women over the age of 21 to vote.

    How did life change?

    During the time period when the suffragette movement was still going the suffragettes were getting beaten by policemen and other men. They also got put into prison because of all their protesting and disruption. In June 1913, Emily Davidson was thrown under the king’s horse at the derby racecourse. She was the only suffragette to die. After the suffragette movement women could vote but only after helping in the war, and they could only vote at some strict rights.

    Who were the important people involved?

    Firstly 8000 suffragettes were involved in the suffragette movement.
    Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903 – a more radical organization than some of the earlier ones fighting for suffrage. Its slogan was “Deeds Not Words”.

    What laws were enabled for the betterment of the workers?

    The only laws that I could find were that they could vote in 1918 but very, very strictly. Then in 1928 they could vote when they got to 21 years of age.

    How did the life of the entrepreneurs change?

  2. How did the life of the entrepreneurs change?

    The enrepreneurs would have been pretty scared becasue the suffragettes could have voted againts them

  3. the suffer..? whatever it is, is about women wanting the right to vote. it was a long, hard process for all involved, but i reckon they would tell us today that it was worth it

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