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Women's Rights and Voting during the British Industrial Revolution.
Transcript of Women's Rights and Voting during the British Industrial Revolution.
the beginning of Victoria's reign Voting rights in 1867 Voting rights in 1884 Women's and Voting Rights During Queen Victoria's reign 1/5 of men could vote.
NO WOMEN could. 2/3 of men could vote! Even then, that was
wealthy, light skinned landowners. Great right? Well, not for everyone. You see, women STILL
weren't allowed to vote,
along with many other
things. A law was passed that enabled...
1/3 of men to vote.
But still no women. Women's rights.
Women were at a disadvantage-
Their education was limited to
domestic skills. They didn't have
any power and couldn't own
Women were forced to marry
because they got support and
protection which they needed.
Also, they were forced to have
many children. However, from 1870+, women were making more
and more of a change in local school and poor law
boards, as well as local governments. Unfortunately, it took 18 years after Victoria's death for women to be able to vote. (1918/1919) By: Katie & Olga Important people:
Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women's Suffrage
Women's Social and Political Union (later- Suffragettes) was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia The Suffragettes stopped their violence against Parliament at the beginning of the first World War, and instead helped their country. When the war ended, the 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed. This meant that MOST, but not all women could vote. Nevertheless, it was a huge step for women's rights in Britain. THE END