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Early 1900s Women's Suffrage: The Case For
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* Extract from a booklet written by Labour MP Keir Hardie in September 1906 calling for women's suffrage
(PRO ref: PRO 30/69/1834)
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* PRO ref: PRO 30/69/1834; extract by Labour MP Keir Hardie, September 1906 *
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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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* According to Hardie, what advances were women making in the world of work? *
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* How does Hardie think men should react? *
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* What does this phrase men: 'The enfranchisement of women is not a party question'? *
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* Hardie quoted former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli at the end of this extract. What arguments did Disraeli put forward for supporting female suffrage? *
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