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Suffragettes Question 3
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Women over 30 gained the vote in 1918 mainly because of women's contribution to the war effort. Do you agree with this view? Explain your answer.
I and some historians would not agree with the statement of women winning the right to vote due to the 'war effort'. Well it's all 50% between the war effort and the suffragist and suffragette acts and campaigns that were active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The NUWSS and the WSPU had suspended their campaigns when the men went to war, the women could take over their places at jobs that were seen only fit for men. This showed the people that women can be as capable as men in doing the same type of job.
Women did many types of work during the war. They also handled the jobs that men did very efficiently which made a dramatic improvement in the minds of the government and the electoral team. There was improvement in all fields of work category from 1914 - 1918.
As the men had left to fight in the war, women had to replace them. They proved that they could take on
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