Taking a Look at the Suffragette Movement

669 WordsJan 29, 20183 Pages
The Suffragette Movement was a group of women who were fighting for the right to vote. The movement started in 19th century and ended in the 20th century. The women of these times didn’t like the roles and jobs they were given by the society they were living in. Every day they would have to stay home, look after the children and clean the, they weren’t able to get a job. The movement allowed them to have an opinion towards politics. The Campaign for Women’s rights started in the 1800s. Many associations were created in during the movements. One of these was the Sheffield Female Political Association, which was formed to support the women in the House of Lords. Emmeline Pankhurst was a very important woman in the movement. She was born in 1858. Another association that was created was the Manchester Women’s Suffrage Society and it was formed in 1858. The Manchester Women’s Suffrage Society was founded in 1867. Four years later the Central Committee of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage was established. In 1903 the movement sped up when Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters created the Women’s Social and Political Union. Three years later, in 1909 Emmeline Pankhurst spent her first time in jail and she also started her first hunger strike. In 1913 Emily Wilding Davidson was killed at the Derby. In 1928 the fighting, protesting and campaign ended when women over 21 were able to vote. Although later it was changed so all women could vote. In the same year Emmeline
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