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1. What can you learn from source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes for demanding votes for women (6)? From source A we can suggest that although women were permitted to have important jobs within society, such as nurses, teachers and mayors, they still believed they deserved the right to vote, because men who were convicts, lunatics and proprietors of white slaves had the vote. From source A we can infer that the men, despite allowing women to have these important jobs, were being unfair by not allowing women to help decide how the country is being run. This is because men believed women only cared about unimportant subjects like clothes and flowers. 2. Study sources B and C. Does source B support the evidence of source C about the Suffragette campaign? Explain your answer. Source B supports source C in that they both suggest that violence should not be used to convince the male-ran government that they deserve the vote. Both sources are written by people who are against women's suffrage, therefore they are biased. However, source B then goes on not to support source C as it suggests that 'women were and are destined to make voters rather than to be voters themselves.' ...read more.


Secondly, many politicians did not see it as an important issue. Thirdly, as source E suggests, it was because many MP's were against votes or women. Finally, the government did not want to look like they were giving into terrorist tactics, as it would encourage other terrorist groups to attack the government. Source E suggests that a background reason for it was a traditional sexist view against women, 'In giving women the vote we will ultimately put the control of the government in female hands.' 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 was produced by the government and is therefore biased. It's purpose is to convince the female British population that they are needed in the munitions factories. The woman in the poster has a 'sexy' pose and persuades women that the work they will do would be simple. A limitation of source F is the lack of realism, as the factories the women work in would not be as they are portrayed in the poster. ...read more.


As a result of this, Herbert Asquith changed his opinion and agreed that 'some measure of women's suffrage should be given.' This view does highlight the importance of the women's work during the war. However, it fails to mention the key role played by younger, poorer women who did not gain the vote, despite the fact that they did most of the work during the war. After the First World War, the government had to reorganise the voting rules so they had the opportunity to change things. This would perhaps make the voting rules fairer for woman, once the woman's contribution to the war effort had been considered, but as previous points suggests, the government only gave the vote to types of women who fall into certain categories, for example women over thirty. From the sources given to me and my own knowledge, I conclude that women should have been given the vote long before the outbreak of the First World War. Although there were other factors that led to the vote, war was the main factor for it. It was then that the men understood how much women contributed to the war effort, and their stereotypical, sexist view of women had been altered; they then believed that women deserved the vote. Laura Unite 11G Votes for Women Coursework ...read more.

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