Women were granted limited voting rights in Ireland in 1918. Irish women were granted equal voting rights in 1922 when the Irish Free State broke away from the United Kingdom, and they were bestowed full voting rights in the United Kingdom in 1928.Know More
The Representation of the People Act of 1918 granted all women in the United Kingdom the right to vote. However, women could only vote if they were over 30, and they had to belong to the Local Government Register. They could also vote if they were married to a member of the Register. Irish women could only vote if they owned property or if they were from a university constituency.
All women over the age of 21 could vote, regardless of property status, under the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act of 1928 in the United Kingdom.Learn More
In the United States, women universally gained the right to vote, called women's suffrage, on Aug. 26, 1920, through the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Eight million women exercised their right to vote during the November election that same year.Full Answer >
According to the National Archives, on Aug. 18, 1920, women obtained the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment. Although the amendment was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, it required three-fourths of the states to make it a law.Full Answer >
An example of nativism is when Irish immigrants came to the U.S. during the Potato Famine in the mid-1800s and petitions were filed to the government to limit their right to vote. Nativism is a belief that protects the interests of local inhabitants over those that migrate to the land.Full Answer >
In the 1920s, American women had more jobs, gained the right to vote and revolutionized their societal roles. They challenged traditional Victorian ideals of how women should act.Full Answer >