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Published on February 26, 2009

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Seminar #11 : Seminar #11 By: Yasmeen Altawaty AP Euro Period 3 #11. Describe the steps taken between 1832 and 1918 to extend suffrage in England. What groups and movements contributed to the extension of the vote? (1984 #7) : #11. Describe the steps taken between 1832 and 1918 to extend suffrage in England. What groups and movements contributed to the extension of the vote? (1984 #7) Slide 3: Thesis In 1918, the men and women over the age of thirty were granted the right to vote in England. However, their right to vote wasn’t just handed to them, they had to fight for universal suffrage, suffer through the government laws, and rebel. Universal suffrage happened slowly, step by step, reform laws after reform law, but nothing would have happened unless people were involved. The Chartists were the main group who strived for male suffrage. They were never pleased with having some men vote; they wanted all men to be granted that chance to make a difference. The liberal party pushed for greater suffrage and wouldn’t stop fighting. The conservative party also agreed with universal male suffrage, but didn’t work as hard as the liberals did to receive democracy. The women were split up into the National Union of Women Suffrage led by Millicent Garret Fawcett, which had a more peaceful and calm way to get what they wanted, the right to vote; and the Militant Suffragettes led by Emmeline Pankhurst, who were more violent with their actions, revolting and parading around England until they were granted their wish. The people of England all wanted the same thing. They wanted change. They wanted to be a part of government. They wanted to help make a difference in their country, for the better or worse. They wanted universal suffrage. Slide 4: House of Commons Granted seats to more cities with larger population and removed seats from cities with lower population Slide 5: Australian Ballot Act 1872 Secret ballot!!! Slide 6: William Gladstone Led the Reform Act of 1884 Slide 7: Parliament Act of 1911 Slide 9: Chartists revolting Slide 10: RIGHT Conservative LEFT Liberal Slide 12: Millicent Garret Fawcett leader of National Union of Women Suffrage Societies. Slide 13: Emmeline Pankhurst Leader of the Militant Suffragettes. Conclusion : Conclusion Men and Women both strived and received the chance to make a change in their society. They were granted the right to vote. The men wanted universal male suffrage, and after a lot of hard work and effort, Parliament passed the Reform Act of 1884; all men over the age of 21 was received the right to vote. Both liberals and conservatives accepted the universal male suffrage movement, however chartist were those who put so much effort to making their dream come true, to help make a difference. The women however had two ways of going upon getting their way. One group, the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies were more composed about it and sent letters to politicians whereas the Militant Suffragettes who would chain themselves to Parliament gates and starve while in prison. Either way the women went about their right to vote, they were granted it in the Reform Act of 1928. Having the majority of the country vote, can really make a difference. It will no longer be just the upper class who made all the decisions. Everyone had a chance to give input on the government, it was an enormous step in England, which affected how governments are today; countries have established democratic system, while others still have a monarchy. Change was happening then, and it is continuing now. Bibliography : Bibliography Mckay, John P. A History of Western Society 8th ed. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006. 838-846 Palmer. A History of the Modern World. 9th ed. New York : McGraw Hill, 2002. “History Archive: The Chartists.” <http://www.marxists.org/history/england/chartists/index.htm >. 25 February 2009 “The National Union of Women Suffrage Societies.”< http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/victorian/gender/wojtczak/nuwss.html >. 25 February 2009

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