Essay on Women 's Suffrage Movements Of The Nineteenth Century

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Before the nineteenth century and the centuries before it, life for women in Great Britain was barely tolerable. Drowned in poverty, chores, demands from husbands, duties to the children, and without money or freedom, life as a British housewife or mother was, in essence, an absolute nightmare. Fed up with being bystanders to corruption and oppression, they decided that it was time to take a stand. The Women’s suffrage movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth century were determined to achieve three primary goals: attain the right to vote, implement changes to the female workforce, and improve the social status of females. By the mid-twentieth century, the female suffrage movements were arguably the key to the eradication of the gender differences between men and women. By achieving their goals, British women had undoubtedly changed the course of their history and culture for many centuries to come. To Start off, men did not believe that women had the intellect, nor the strength needed to be a part of the government. Instead, men felt that women were more useful in cleaning the home and bearing children than being advocates of British law and politics. However, in 1850 women began to revolt against the expectations of their male counterparts. Within months, a small group of women had banded together to form Great Britain’s first women’s suffrage movement. From 1850 until the early 1860s, women had gained the right to vote and established major changes to…

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