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Explain why women failed to gain the right to vote between 1900 and 1914.

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Explain why women failed to gain the right to vote between 1900 and 1914. Women was trying to get the vote many years before 1900. At this period of time women lived in a male dominated society. It was thought by the men that, women would vote for who their friends were voting for, and vote for irelivent issues. Many thought that women didn't have a political mind to vote. Also many men thought there wasn't enough women to vote to make a difference to the result. Rich men could influence the female family members into voting in the way of their opinion. ...read more.

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by Emmeline Pankhurst, and her two daughters Christabel and Sylvia. These women was not happy with the cautious approach that the National Union took. Women protests didn't change anything. Some politics had changed in women's favour, but this was nothing major. The protests never changed the goverments mind. As the goverment did nothing the suffergettes started using criminal acts as sign of protest. This started as petty as breaking windows, then got serious as arson and creating explosions. Herbert Asquith, the current prime minister at that time wasn't a supporter of women getting the vote. ...read more.

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Emily davison, being one of the most famous sufferegettes, by throwing herself under the king's horse at the derby, in 1913. She died four days later. Many of the criminal acts were ploted at meetings through out the country. When some of the sufferegettes were sent to prison, they went on hunger strike. So they where able to be released from prison. Eventhough in some prisons many wome where subjected to torture, through force feeding. The women had no other ideas to get the vote. None of the acedemic writings had not worked for 150 years. This changed at the outbreak of world war one. Many women had to work, and they showed patratism for their country. These were dramatic changes in the attitudes and rights by 1918. By John Platten ...read more.

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