The Fight For Women 's Suffrage Essay

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Women’s Suffrage Essay Draft 1 – March 30, 2016 (Word count: 1338)

Women in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta were the first to gain a vote in Canada. The fight for women’s suffrage was a continuous momentum that was felt not only in Canada but also around the world, including in countries such as Great Britain and the United States. The suffrage movements in other countries influenced the women in Canada to fight for a vote as well. Three major factors that helped Canadian women succeed in their campaign to achieve the vote was that they had the support from many influential groups and people, they had a continuously growing voice, and they proved their competence through their service and sacrifice during the First World War. Proven by its success in 1916, the campaign for women’s suffrage was a continuous effort that never lost its concentration and momentum.

Many influential people in Canada who already gained a voice supported the movement for women’s suffrage. Groups such as the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), the Canadian Women’s Suffrage Association, and the National Council of Women supported the suffragettes. Many of the leaders within these groups were educated and professional women who spoke up for middle-class women who were also interested in votes for women. The Grain Growers’ Association was also another influential group who supported woman’s suffrage. Since they were engaged in agricultural labour, there were well respected by the men in…

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