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Question 3: 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. ...read more.


Source 23 shows us a comparison of the quality and output of women and men by the National Employers' Federation. The results were not biased as these were government based outputs and were accurate. In quality and quantity, women yielded more than men in most or equal to men. There onwards, women started to receive praises and compliments from governmental workers and politicians. A main reason for women to get the vote was because of the war. If women hadn't seen the opportunity during the war to pressurize the government for the women's right to vote then it might have taken longer for women to get the vote. The old voting system had to be modified because it required the voter to live in the same place for 12 months to get the right to vote. If there was an election, the 'war heroes' would lose their voting chance. ...read more.


Sylvia Pankhurst believed that they would just be content by getting the right to vote rather than to overcome the reluctance manner "of those who would again have postponed giving women the vote". By 1918, the government could give half of all women the vote and not look weak and also they could have divided and conquered the women's suffrage campaign. "In 1918 Parliament finally passed a new law which gave all women over thirty the right to vote", they did not give the right to vote for women under 30s as there were more women than men. The other women were seen as "unstable" and they thought the women over 30s would vote as alongside with the men. The women over 30s were "not after jobs in industry". There was more effect when there were no demonstrations but many letters were sent to the MPs which had the effect of women over 30 getting the right to vote. ?? ?? ?? ?? S Votes For Women Ravi Desai 10V ...read more.

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