Gave the vote to 1/3rd men. -Artisan Working Class.
Led by Millicent Fawcett
Expansion to this meant that girls were getting an education but there was also a need for more teachers. Middle-class girls could now get a more respectable job and support themselves.
The Act altered the common law doctrine of coverture to include the wife’s right to own, buy and sell her separate property. Wives' legal identities were also restored, as the courts were forced to recognize a husband and a wife as two separate legal entities
LSWS led by Millicent Fawcett developed into the NUWSS which was a nationwide effort.
They were charged with distruption and opted for prison. This gained publicity for the movement and they started a precedent for hunger strikes.
Lord Asquith in power.
Attempted to pass a bill which allowed Women to vote but Tories blocked this.
The Government started Forcible Feeding after renewed efforts of Suffragettes due to upcoming election.
This causes the suffragettes to stop their efforts but due to lack of action the Suffragettes restarted their campaigns in 1912. In 1913 the bill was dropped.
Temporarily allowed hunger strikes out but then recaptured them when they were better. -didn't want them dying a 'martyr'
Emily Davison was a Sufragette who jumped infront of the King's horse and died a martyr.
The Suffragettes call a truce and Asquith drops the bill.
This act was the first to include practically all men in the political system and began the inclusion of women. Allowed the suffrage of women over 30.