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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. The NUWSS (Suffragists) was formed in 1897 by Millicent Garrett Fawcet. The suffragists were not as violent as the suffragettes who were founded in 1903 by the Pankhurst Family. The suffragists were based in the north and they used moderate and law-abiding tactics but the suffragettes were different. They started of in the north and moved to London. They used direct action, shock tactics and sometimes used violence. Both the suffragists and the suffragettes were campaigning for the same thing but both use different methods. The suffragists used to use tactics such as collecting petitions, lobbying MPs, holding numerous drawing-room meetings, they would take their children with them when they were campaigning and they would go canvassing. ...read more.

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This was so he could get involved in other matters. Both the suffragists and the suffragettes were very angry about so women refused to take part in the Census, this was know as the Census Boycott. They used the coronation of King George to protest peacefully. The suffragettes were also involved but protested peacefully. It was a seven mile long women's procession and 60,000 women turned up. The suffragists helped finance the Labour candidates, which was called the 'Set up friends scheme'. There was also a six-week pilgrimage where women would walk all the way round Britain. The suffragettes often worked in a totally different way to the suffragists. They wore green, white and purple to show that they were a suffragette. ...read more.

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The women had planned a rush into Parliament but ended up in violence and ten people were in hospital. When the women were in jail they would go on huger strike because is was against the law to let a prisoner die while they were in jail. The women barricaded themselves in the cells so the police couldn't force feed them. One woman set herself on fire. Many houses got bombed, or were set on fire by these women, slogans were burnt into large areas of grass and view gardens were destroyed. Emily Davison who was a suffragette killed herself by jumping in front of a horse while it was still racing. The suffragists used to work well with the suffragettes but when the suffragettes started using more violent tactics the suffragists decided to split. The WFL was formed and they criticized the WSPU for its outrageous tactics and vandalism. ...read more.

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