Women and the Vote 01
The Suffragette Emily Davison died after running in front of the King's racehorse.

Women and the Vote 01

This KS3 History quiz takes a look at women and the vote. In past centuries, women were not seen as being equal to men. Power was usually held by men, although there had been some powerful women, for example Elizabeth I. During the nineteenth century, some positive changes to women's rights had been made, but they were still not allowed to vote in parliamentary elections.

In 1868, the first meeting on women's suffrage (the right to vote) was held, followed by the first Women's Suffrage Bill in Parliament. The Bill was defeated in 1870. Almost 30 years later, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies was formed to campaign peacefully.

The Suffragettes were a group of women who believed that all adult women should have the right to vote.

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This was the nickname given to the Women's Social Political Union by the press. The group was formed in 1903 and became more and more militant in their actions. They used a variety of methods to draw attention to their cause and many of them were imprisoned for public order offences. One of the Suffragettes, Emily Davidson, was trampled to death when she tried to hang a Suffragette banner on the King's racehorse at the Epsom Derby.

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  1. Which is the correct spelling for the women wanting the right to vote?
    The movement was founded in 1903
  2. By what letters was the Suffragette movement officially known?
    Women's Social and Political Union
  3. The Suffragettes were least likely to do what?
    Members were often arrested and put in prison
  4. Who led the less violent Suffragist group?
    They were much more patient in their approach
  5. Who founded the Suffragette movement?
    Her two daughters and five other women were also involved in setting up the organisation
  6. The two daughters of Mrs Pankhurst were called what?
    They were also involved in the violent protests
  7. How did Suffragettes carry on their protest in prison?
    They were brutally force-fed
  8. What was the Suffragettes' slogan?
    They felt that the peaceful methods of the first campaigners were not achieving anything
  9. Which Suffragette died after running in front of the King's racehorse?
    At the 1913 Derby - the horse was called Anmer
  10. In 1918, women over what age were allowed to vote?
    The Suffragettes supported the war. In 1918, many women over 30 were given the right to vote in parliamentary elections but it was another ten years before Universal Suffrage was introduced - any citizen over the age of 21 got the vote in 1928

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