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Suffragettes and the Vote.

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Suffragettes and the Vote 1) In source A I can clearly see that it is a poster aimed at getting women the vote. It shows how ridiculous and illogical the system was. It shows that drunk men still get the vote. They can't understand politics. It shows that "lunatic" men still get the vote. They don't even know what day of the week it is let alone who to vote for. Even though women who are "doctors" and "teachers" can't vote. They are smart people. They can understand politics. Especially when a woman is a "mayor" she still can't vote, even though she can run a town. This poster clearly shows that the system is ludicrous, it doesn't make sense. Decent people aren't rewarded. In judgement I would say that this is a good poster for the campaign of women's rights. It clearly shows that even though a woman understands and deserves the right to vote, they don't get it. Even though pimps, convicts and lunatic men still get the vote. It is a very effective poster. If I saw this poster back then, it would change my mind about women's suffrage for the better. ...read more.


But they were never going to win a campaign because they were terrorists and they were women, women hadn't got the vote by World War 2 because they hadn't deserved it. 4) Source F is a government propaganda poster. It shows that the government were encouraging women to help in the war effort. They wanted "women munitions workers, to enrol at once". In the poster we can see that women's work-was-vital. They made the shells that were used in the front line. There is a woman in the front of the poster. It shows that women did help. The source is also good because it is a primary source. Source G is a secondary source. It is full of facts about the Jobs-women did-before and during the war. It is good because it shows that -women started to work in massive numbers during the war. It is also good because it is from a school textbook. It is not going to lie or be biased. We can trust it. Because it is a secondary source the person that wrote it can use hindsight to get the big picture. ...read more.


But in some ways that statement showed that little had changed. All these reasons are factors we can use to get the big picture. In judgement I would say that women getting the vote for their war work was mostly true but there is also more to it that meets the eye. Women did do dangerous jobs that could be fatal. Because of this our men could go to war. That reason is a massive factor. Another big factor is the suffragettes. They made women getting the vote an issue, but in my view that's all they did. Once it became an issue they just hindered their chances. Also we found a way around the population problem. Now women could make a difference anyway. In my view it was mainly women's war work that got them the vote. The other reasons were also big factors though. Women being front page news is a massive factor. The suffragettes made it an issue. Now women couldn't make a difference because they had to be over 30 to vote. But by far the biggest reason is that women helped us to win the war. Without them we couldn't have won it. They got what they deserved. The vote! ...read more.

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