Women Getting The Vote
Posted 10 October 2002 - 04:24 PM
Posted 10 October 2002 - 05:21 PM
- Their contribution to WWI. Many womens pressure groups had supported the war effort, encouraging women to work in occupations previously dominated by men. This showed women could work as well, if not better than many men. (Only those over 30 were allowed to vote - inequality (men could vote if 21 or over) remained. If women had been allowed to vote when 21, there would have been more women voters than men).
- Before WWI there was significant direct action against the current voting laws. However, no changes were passed through Parliament - it was only after WWI that change was seen.
- You also have to examine the change in society as the Twentieth Century progressed. By 1918 demands for equality in voting were no longer radical as they had been in the past.
Whilst we are trying to aviod simply telling you weblinks rather than answering your questions, I would really suggest you consult Spartacus on this - they have detailed information on and about the emancipation of women -
Hope this is of some help.
Posted 20 October 2002 - 09:28 PM
Edexcel ask three main questions as part of their coursework
1) Why did women campaign for the vote? This requires you to show a knowledge an understanding of women's roles in society, recognising that women's place was seen as being the wife and mother, not someone active in what was seen as "men's business" You need to recognise women were regarded in part as property, something owned by a man. when women married their goods became their husband's when they left him they left it all behind (usually including children). Women could pay taxes but couldn't say how the money was spent and could go to jail but couldn't have a say in how laws were made. Women at the time recognised that the way from powerless and voiceless misery was to be able to vote for MPs.
2) How did the tactics of the suffragettes and suffragists differ? A quick search on google reveals many sites for suffragettes but few for suffragists. Why? Here you need to explain what each group tried to do and explain that the gettes came as aresult of the failure of the gists to make any real progress. I'd highlight this fact and try to plan an answer based on a direct comparison between the two saying the gists wanted a peaceful means to winning the vote but the gettes adopted a more violent approach because they were frustrated at men's refusal to give them the vote. Then describe and compre each side's tactics.
3) World War 1 Did this cause women to win the vote? Probably yes BUT also NO because you have to show what women did during the war and explain how this might have won them the vote but also explain all the campaigns of the gettes and the gists prior to the war and tell your marker if this meant they would have won the vote anyway.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 02:11 PM
Edited by aimee, 03 January 2004 - 02:12 PM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:07 PM
Could someone help me please?
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:14 PM
That is something you will have to work out for yourself.
There are quite a few reasons why women got the vote, but I am not sure which ones are the most important :s
Could someone help me please?
Write down the reasons why women got the vote in a list.
For each one, think of 'assess') what RESULTS that factor had - how effective it was in getting women the vote.
To comparethe importance of the different factors,rank them according to the amount of their results.
Does this make sense?
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:19 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:15 PM
Yes thank you! And where would be the best place too get sources on this topic? I have looked around the internet, but it is difficult to get them.
The Spartacus Schoolnet site is always a good place to look for sources. The index to Women's Suffrage is here. Follow the lkionbks on individuals, groups and issues to find information, usually followed by sources.
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