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Votes for women Question 1 Study source A. what can you learn from source A about the reasons given by the suffragettes for demanding votes for women. The poster in source A was made by the suffragettes in 1912. It aims to show why women should be allowed to vote just like men are. It shows that women were; responsible, educated, trustworthy, mature and still weren't allowed to vote. For example a women can be a mayor which is very responsible, smart and trustworthy job, while men can be; mentally ill, unfit to do anything and be a drunkard and still be allowed to vote. The main point is that if you trust women to do responsible jobs, trust them to vote. Question 2 Study sources B and C. Does source B supports the evidence of source C about the suffragette campaign? Explain your answer. Source B is a source which criticises the female suffragettes and which is written by female called Marie Forelli while cartoon C is drawn by a male called Bernard Partridge and also criticises women but more heavily. A negative point of source B is when the women wrote "This is the result of the way in which mothers have reared their sons and still continue to", this that its women fault that male adults are sexist. ...read more.

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dealing with; tackling ill health and poverty in England, strikes, union disputes and demonstrations and mostly coping with the events around Europe in the lead up to WW1. Question 4 Study Sources F and G. How useful are these two sources as evidence for the contribution of women to the war effort in the years 1914-1918? Source F is a -propaganda poster produced in 1916. It was made by the government because there weren't enough men to work so they wanted women to take on their jobs. Although it is propaganda it still has a very specific aim to put across, and t was made at the time. it shows that because there weren't enough men to work the government accepted the fact that it's going to need help from women to win the war, because of the writing and drawing on the poster we can also work out that the government needed work force, especially job at that time. Source G is a statistics table taken from a school text book which was published in the 1980's. it shows that women employed rose dramatically from 1914 to 1918. The biggest rise was in government offices which shows that government began to accept women as all round workers. ...read more.

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It is interesting how he never supported women bit now when he lost his prime minister status he supported women's right to vote, was this a way of gaining popularity or did he say what he though was right I guess will never know. The work of women did have such an impact because men never thought women could work so well. It was proberly a shock to men to find out how well they coped without them, also the work they did really helped to win the war; making weapons, giving medical help at home and warfront, looking after soldiers, making food for them e.g. however not everyone supported this view. Many people didn't like what women did during the war and source H shows that. It says that in most workplaces women were greatly resented and that this was because men thought that women should stay home and look after children not to work hard. This source does not seem to be biased but it was written in 1980's 60 years ago after the war which begs some questions. Even though women's effort through the war helped them win the vote the right to vote there were other factors that played part in this like when the suffragette violence has stopped for more than 4 years 1914-1918, government decided not to take any chances and gave women the right to vote before the violence could restart. Mohamed Omar ...read more.

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