Ap World History Dbq Suffragettes

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HISTORY ESSAY (Jacob Simone) 1) Source A and B agree that the suffragettes had to resort to violence, but in source A it seems as though the suffragettes throw the bricks to be noticed and show that they are determined to achieve more equality between men and women whatever it takes, whereas in source B, Emmeline Pankhurst is complaining that men would not be treated as badly as the women were if they had smashed windows, so they did it to prove that men and women were not being treated equally. Both sources agree that the suffragettes had to resort to violence, but source A shows that they had to do it to raise awareness and show they were going to fight for what they wanted but source B complains that they were treated differently…show more content…
This was because in 1909 suffragettes that were arrested decided to go on hunger strikes in prison and the government did not want their deaths on their hands so they force fed them. The suffragettes are trying to make people aware that they were treated cruelly by the government, but it is used as a means of a propaganda as it is biased towards the suffragettes. The women being force fed through her nose which could be dangerous because it could of broken the membrane and cause bleeding. The source shows that she is in pain because the people are holding her down as if she is struggling against them. Later in 1912 the Cat and Mouse Act was introduced by the government as an alternative to force feeding. This was when the suffragettes were allowed to continue their hunger strike until they were nearly dead, then they would be released, but they would have to report to a police station every day and once they were recovered they would be forced to complete the remainder of their sentence back in prison. It meant they would have their sentence dragged out. As you can see by the name it was as if the cats were the government and the suffragettes were the…show more content…
He is using the fact that their act has become unpopular for a reason to say that he cannot help them. Source K is more reliable because Martin Pugh is writing it as a historian so therefore he was no part of ether side and he is writing it years later so he would not have too strong an opinion about it. Source J tells us about what Lloyd George thought, but K tells us about everything going on and other points of view, like Mrs
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