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Early 1900's Women's Suffrage : The Case Against
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The Case Against *
Case Study*The Case Against
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The campaign to win equal votes for women in Britain was long and difficult. This was partly because the opposition to the measure was very strong. However, in order to understand the opposition we need to examine the reasons why some people were so strongly opposed.
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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. An Appeal Against Female Suffrage', 1889

* 2. Views of anti-suffrage MP William Cremer, 1906
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3. Report of a debate on women's suffrage, 1906

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4. Article on Suffragist let out of prison, 1906

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5. Liberals report on Conciliation Bill, 1911

* 6. National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage
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7. National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage

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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 opponents of women's suffrage used *
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* Note down anything which could provide evidence of who opposed women's suffrage. *
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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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