9th Class Social Science The French Revolution Question Bank Short Answer Type Questions - The French Revolution

  • question_answer What role did women play during the revolutionary years?

    Answer:

    (a) In order to discuss and voice their interests, women started their own political clubs and newspapers. About sixty women clubs emerged in different French cities. (b) The most famous was the Society of Revolutionary and Republican Women. (c) They wanted to enjoy the same political rights as men, i.e., right to vote, to be elected to the Assembly and to hold political office. (d) Women's struggle for equal political rights during the revolutionary years inspired French women during the late 19th and early 20th century. Finally in 1946 French women won the right to vote.


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