Who were Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst?

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Marvelous Millicent Fawcett and amazing Emmeline Pankhurst -- their mission, fighting for the right to have their say. These are two superheroes with two very different superpowers, both battling a grave injustice.

The story starts way back in 1897 when the only people allowed to vote for their MPs in the UK were rich men and no women at all. Marvellous Millicent was angry about it. She set up a league of heroes known as the Suffragists. They campaigned for women to get the vote and tried to get support from men in Parliament. But for amazing Emmeline, this wasn't enough. She started a different group of heroes called the Suffragettes in 1903 who felt that they had to go much further to bring about change. They chained themselves to railings, set buildings on fire, and attacked policemen. Not everyone liked the Suffragettes because of their tactics, but they definitely made an impact.

And then in 1914 a great darkness fell upon the planet and World War one broke out. That meant that women took the place of men in lots of really important jobs while the men were fighting on the battlefield, and because women made a huge difference to winning the war, it became impossible to keep ignoring demands to give them the vote. So in 1918 the rules were changed. All adult men were allowed to vote, and for the first time, some women could choose. It would be another 10 years before all women could vote, but our super heroes played a huge part in creating a future where men and women could have an equal votes.
The Representation of the People Act 1918 saw British women over 30 gain the vote.

In 1928 all British women over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote in political elections.

American women won the vote on 26 August 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment.


"What is the difference between the suffragists and the suffragettes?"
https://www.bl.uk/votes-for-women/articles/suffragists-and-suffragettes
Marvelous Millicent Fawcett and amazing Emmeline Pankhurst -- their mission, fighting for the right to have their say. These are two superheroes with two very different superpowers, both battling a grave injustice.

The story starts way back in 1897 when the only people allowed to vote for their MPs in the UK were rich men and no women at all. Marvellous Millicent was angry about it. She set up a league of heroes known as the Suffragists. They campaigned for women to get the vote and tried to get support from men in Parliament. But for amazing Emmeline, this wasn't enough. She started a different group of heroes called the Suffragettes in 1903 who felt that they had to go much further to bring about change. They chained themselves to railings, set buildings on fire, and attacked policemen. Not everyone liked the Suffragettes because of their tactics, but they definitely made an impact.

And then in 1914 a great darkness fell upon the planet and World War one broke out. That meant that women took the place of men in lots of really important jobs while the men were fighting on the battlefield, and because women made a huge difference to winning the war, it became impossible to keep ignoring demands to give them the vote. So in 1918 the rules were changed. All adult men were allowed to vote, and for the first time, some women could choose. It would be another 10 years before all women could vote, but our super heroes played a huge part in creating a future where men and women could have an equal votes.
The Representation of the People Act 1918 saw British women over 30 gain the vote.

In 1928 all British women over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote in political elections.

American women won the vote on 26 August 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment.


"What is the difference between the suffragists and the suffragettes?"
https://www.bl.uk/votes-for-women/articles/suffragists-and-suffragettes
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Quiz #: 31104
British History: Suffragettes | Who were they?
Quiz by: raquel_alonso16
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Quiz #: 31104
British History: Suffragettes | Who were they?
Quiz by: raquel_alonso16
High Intermediate