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Describe the ways in which the methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes were different.

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Describe the ways in which the methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes were different. "Suffragists" was the name given to those women who campaigned peacefully for their right to vote. Emmeline Pankhurst is probably the most well known suffragette. Emmeline's mother was a passionate feminist and started taking her daughter to women's suffrage meetings in the 1870s. In 1903 Emmeline founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Emmeline intended that the main aim of the organization was to recruit working class women into the struggle for the vote. ...read more.

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Emmeline Pankhurst wrote in her autobiography: "This was the beginning of a campaign the like of which was never known in England, or for that matter in any other country...we interrupted a great many meetings...and we were violently thrown out and insulted. Often we were painfully bruised and hurt." "Suffragettes" was the name given to those women who used violence in their campaigns to secure the right to vote. Suffragettes burned down churches, vandalised Oxford Street, chained themselves to Buckingham Palace, hired out boats, sailed up the Thames and shouted abuse through loud speakers at the Parliament, others refused to pay their tax. ...read more.

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If they died out of prison, this caused no embarrassment to the government. When those arrested had regained their strength, they were re-arrested for the most trivial of reason and the whole process started again. This soon was known as the cat and mouse act. A woman being force-fed. When Britain and Europe was plunged into World War One in August 1914. In a display of patriotism, Emmeline Pankhurst instructed the Suffragettes to stop their campaign of violence and support in every way the government and its war effort. The work done by women in the First World WW1 was to be vital for Britain's war effort. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed by Parliament. ...read more.

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