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Source enquiry: Protest , law and order in the 20 th century Exam: Tuesday, 7 th June 2011 in the morning. Factors to think about. Key skills. Content. Political protests The Suffragettes’ campaign for votes for women 1903-1914 The Poll Tax protests 1990 Economic protests

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Key skills

Source enquiry: Protest, law and order in the 20thcenturyExam: Tuesday, 7th June 2011 in the morning

Factors to think about

Key skills

Content

Political protests

The Suffragettes’ campaign for votes for women 1903-1914

The Poll Tax protests 1990

Economic protests

The General Strike 1926

The Miners’ Strike 1984-1985

  • Leadership

  • Organisation

  • The media

  • The powers of governments

  • How all the above affected the

  • success or failure of the protests

  • Inference and portrayal

  • Source analysis

  • Source evaluation for reliability (can we trust it?) and utility (how useful? does it help us understand?)

  • Cross referencing of sources

  • Using sources and own knowledge to make a judgment

For discussion

  • Do protests ever win against

  • governments?

  • Can violence be justified in pursuit of a

  • cause?

  • Is state violence acceptable?

  • Is peaceful civil disobedience an

  • effective way to protest?

  • How far would you be prepared to go to

  • protest for or against something?

  • Breaking the law? Risking injury or death?


Protest law and order in the 20 th century

Protest, law and order in the 20th century

Acronyms

Suffragettes:

NUWSSSuffragists (nonviolent action)

WSPUSuffragettes (direct action)

General Strike:

TUCtrades union congress

TIAtriple alliance (railwaymen, dockers, transport workers)

OMSvolunteers to break the strike

Miners’ Strike:

NUMminers’ union

NCBcoal board (running the mines for the government)

UDMbreakaway miners’ union in Nottinghamshire

Poll Tax Protests:

APTUsanti-poll tax unions

ABAPTFall Britain anti-poll tax organisation


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