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Early 1900's Women's Suffrage : Other Issues
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Women could not vote in general elections in the early 1900s. However, they were still involved in politics and important issues. Many women campaigned on issues such as education, welfare for mothers and children. Many women were also involved in religious movements.
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In this case study you are going to study a number of sources from the time. These sources will help you to investigate the issues which concerned women in the early 1900s and how far they were linked to the campaign for the vote.
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1. Article on vice in London streets, 1913

* 2. Article in 'Women and Progress', 1906
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3. Meeting about conditions for unemployed women

* 4. Letter from Florence Booth, Salvation Army
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5. Pamphlet on sanitation and health, 1912

* 6. Cartoon: Voters First - Women Nowhere!, 1913
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How to use the sources in this case study   *
You can use these case study sources in two ways:
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* The sources in this case study can help you by providing information you can use in your presentation. *
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* Study each source carefully *
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* Note down anything which tells you about the issues which concerned women *
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* Note down anything which tells you how many women were involved in these other issues *
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* Note down anything which tells you about whether or not the issues in the sources were connected to the vote. *
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Don't forget - if there are words or phrases in the sources which you cannot understand, try the glossary.
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