Suffragette: Suffrage Speech
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Emmeline Pankhurst, a militant British suffragette and activist who helped women secure the right to vote, gives her "I Incite This Meeting to Rebellion" speech to her supporters. In her speech, she advocates that they take more drastic measures in their fight for suffrage. Police receive word of the gathering, and the situation becomes tense when they arrive.

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  1. Why have the women gathered?
  2. What does she mean by "deeds and sacrifice"?
  3. What does Emmeline Pankhurst hope to achieve?
  4. Why do you think the gathering is broken up?

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