Women 's Suffrage Movement Of The 19th Century Essay

2291 Words Nov 12th, 2016 10 Pages
At the turn of the 19th century, life for the women in Great Britain was less than pleasant. Drowned in poverty, chores, demands from husbands, duties to the children, and without money or freedom, life as a British wife or mother was an absolute nightmare. In believing that women as a whole deserved more than just being servants and bystanders to corruption and oppression, they began to take a stand. The Women’s suffrage movements of the 19th and early 20th century had three primary goals: the right to vote, implementing changes to the female workforce, and improving the social status’ of female’s. By the end of the 19th century, the women’s suffrage movements were arguably the key to the eradication of the main gender differences between men and women. By achieving the right to vote, implementation of changes to the female workforce, and improvement of female social status, British women had undoubtedly changed the course of history and culture in Britain and Europe for the first time.

To Start off, men did not believe that women had the intellect nor the strength needed to be a part of the government. Instead, they felt that women were more useful in maintaining the home and bearing children than being advocates of British law and politics. However, in the 1830s, women began to revolt against the expectations of their male counterparts and eventually banded together to create Great Britain’s first women’s suffrage movement. From 1850 until the early 1860s, women…

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