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Early 1900's Women's Suffrage : The Case For
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Today women vote on exactly the same terms as men. However, they did not gain completely equal voting rights until 1928. It was a long hard struggle to achieve these rights.
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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 arguments which were put forward in favour of women's suffrage in the early 1900s.
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1. John Stuart Mill on women's suffrage, 1867

* 2. The Times newspaper on women's suffrage, 1906
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3. Labour MP Keir Hardie on women's suffrage

* 4. Resolution passed in Australia, 1910
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5. Groups supporting women's suffrage, 1911

* 6. Cartoon from a Suffragette newspaper, 1913
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7. Article from a Suffragette newspaper, 1913

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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 arguments the supporters of women's suffrage used *
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* Note down anything which could provide evidence of who supported women's suffrage. *
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* If you want to get some practice on examination type questions, just click on the Practice Questions button

Don't forget - if there are words or phrases in the sources which you cannot understand, try the glossary.
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