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The campaign to gain the vote for women in Wales was more exclusively middle class than in England – there was little if any attempt to attract the support of working-class women in industrial areas who made up the vast majority of the female population of Wales. It is interesting to note that, despite passionate appeals by individuals, the campaign also made less rapid progress than in England, partly because of opposition from Welsh women themselves. This was partly due to an overriding interest in Temperance issues, and partly to a natural conservatism and suspicion of new ideas coming from England!

Section 3 Questions and Tasks

Key question icon Did the First World War and the Vote mark a turning point for women in Wales?
  1. Study all of the information items below in this section.
  2. Arrange the cards into a line of development using the table below (click and drag).
 


Before the War

During the War

After the War

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  1. Explain the progress made by women in Wales before the First World War to gain the vote and widen their employment opportunities.
     
  2. Explain the progress made by women in Wales during the First World War to gain the vote and widen their employment opportunities.
     
  3. How different were conditions for women after the First World War?
     
  4. What do you understand by the term, ‘turning point’?
     
  5. Did the First World War and the Vote mark a turning point for women in Wales?
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