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Explain how and why the methods used by the suffragettes changed between 1903 and 1915

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Explain how and why the methods used by the suffragettes changed between 1903 and 1915 It was years after the suffrage movement and women still didn't have the right to vote. This made them very frustrated. Because of this a break away group was founded by Emmiline Pankhust in 1903. It was called the Women's Social and Political Union. As they became more and more frustrated their methods began to get more and more militant. ...read more.

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In 1913 an act was passed that allowed suffragettes to be released from prison until they had recovered from their hunger strike and then be re-arrested. This was dubbed the 'Cat and Mouse' Act by the suffragettes. By 1914, when the war stated, the vote had still not been won. It may have been because of the suffragettes' violence that had put many MP's off the idea. As the men went off to fight their jobs became vacant. ...read more.

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If the suffragettes had continued using violence it would have been more likely that women wouldn't have won the right to vote. It showed that women were irresponsible. It also showed that women were very passionate about what they believe in, but many men wouldn't have seen that side of the argument. They war may have been a good thing from a women's point of view. If it hadn't of happened then they would have continued to use violence. This would have made it much more unlikely that men would have given them the right to vote. ...read more.

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