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History Presentation-- The Suffragettes :(

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Laurianne Norman

on 11 March 2011

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The Suffragettes PAGE 1 Content
1. Who they are?
2. What was their aim?
3. What method did they use?
4. Profile of Emmeline Pankhurst and daughter Christabel Pankhurst.
5. What happened to The Suffragettes after?
6. My Opinion on the voting rights.
In 1900, a group of women called the Suffragists, lead by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, tried to make the vote availible for any type of women. They did it peacfully but with no sucess.
Before 1900 women had had enough and decided they were going to do something about it. A new group of women formed called the Suffragettes, named by a newspaper at the time. The Suffragettes tried to change the policy of voting by 'deeds not words'.

They used violent actions such as setting fire to letter boxes, chaining themselves to railings in front of the Houses of Parliament, smash windows and sometimes set off bombs. Because of this they were sent to jail but they went on hunger strike but they were force fed. The prisoners were tied down to a chair and pipes were put down their throat and food was forced down the tube even if the prisoner didn't want the food. PHOTOS Emily Wilding Davison, the most famous suffragette of all, 1909. Emily Wilding Davison gave up her teaching post to become a career militant. She joined the Women's Social and Political Union in 1906. She served nine prison sentences, and endured many sessions of force-feeding, for a wide range of offences including obstruction, stone throwing, window smashing, setting fire to pillar-boxes, and assaulting a Baptist minister whom she mistook for the Liberal Cabinet Minister David Lloyd George. She also hid in the House of Commons broom cupboard on census night in 1911, and a memorial to her has been placed there. In the 1913 Derby she ran out on to the racetrack and attempted to stop the king's horse, Anmer. She received serious head injuries and died four days later at Epsom Cottage Hospital, surrounded by a suffragette guard of honour and purple, white and green flags Emily Wilding Davison The aim of the Suffragettes was to change the view of women in the United Kingdom. Women weren't alowed to have male dominated jobs. They were to stay at home to wash and clean, they also weren't alowed to vote before the 1900's. No women had legal rights like the men did, they got fed up and the Suffragettes started to protest.
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