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Early 1900s Women's Suffrage: The Case For
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* Extract from a speech made by the Liberal MP and political thinker John Stuart Mill on women's suffrage, 1867
(PRO ref: PRO 30/69/1834)
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* PRO ref: PRO 30/69/1834; John Stuart Mill on women's suffrage, 1867 *
How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
Study this source carefully and consider what it tells you about why people thought women should get the vote. You should consider:
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* What does this phrase mean: 'The laws treat them as they could not long be treated if they had the suffrage'? *
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* According to Mill, do police and magistrates treat women well? *
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* What would you say is Mill's main argument for women's suffrage? *
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