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Women's Suffrage Sources Question

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b) (i) Population increased in Britain between 1760 and 1870 because of: * Better standards of living; improvements in sanitation, medicine, led to a lower death rate and higher birth rate. * More freedom; less apprentices meant younger people had more privacy to start a family. * Death rate was declining rapidly due to industrialization; new chemicals could be produce on mass. i.e. soap, carbolic acid e.t.c e.t.c... (ii) The composition and distribution changed totally between 1760 and 1870. People from the south moved north in search for jobs in the big cities, some people thought that the cities were paved with gold, only finding excrement and dirt when they got there! ...read more.

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2) a) From source A, I can see that the NUWSS wee a peaceful, well-organized suffrage group. They have taken a very mature, responsible way of handling the situation of suffrage. b) The speech in source B supports source A because it says how they are here to be peaceful and sort it all out in a political, mature way. c) Sources C and D both suggest women are being irresponsible and immature, also women were thought of as stupid and if they had the ability to vote then they would vote for the wrong person. ...read more.

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The front cover of the "votes for women" in source E shows women in jail being force fed through a big long tube. This source is reliable as it is a picture of it actually happening! e) The suffragettes were a peaceful group who held public meetings and signed petitions. The suffragists were a militant group of women who went around breaking and burning things down including churches and shops! Personally I don't think any of these reasons got women the vote in 1918, when the war broke out both the suffragettes and the suffragists both disbanded to help with the countries war effort. I think the women got the vote as a result of this, kind of a reward. ...read more.

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