Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Gaining Women's Suffrage
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The big question Who should have pride of place in the
* Women's Suffrage Hall of Fame?
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In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to some women. A number of different groups contributed to this achievement:
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* * The militant WSPU (often called Suffragettes)
* * The moderate NUWSS (often called Suffragists) and a range of organisations linked to them
* * Women workers in the Great War
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Your task in this Big Question is to decide which groups contributed most effectively to achieving the vote for women in 1918.

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* * * Research the case studies in this Gallery and decide which groups made the most important contributions *
* * * Look for evidence of the importance of each group in terms of the campaign for the vote *
* * * Also, look out for evidence about the combined effect of actions by suffrage campaigners (eg women war workers combined with the NUWSS pushing for the vote during the war) *
* * * The research table will help you record what you find out. You can print it out and write on it, or even enlarge it to A3 on a photocopier to give you plenty of space to work. Or, you can download it as a Word file and record what you find out that way. *
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Go to word research table:*research table*  
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