Opposed to suffrage

Women's Suffrage in the United States

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Seneca Falls Convention Information The Seneca Falls Convention, held from July 19-20, 1848, was a public gathering of all people in order to discuss the issue of women's rights. The convention was led mainly by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The convention included men and women, who all endorsed, by vote, twelve resolutions for women's rights in the document known as the Declaration of Sentiments.
  • Amelia Jenks Bloomer-publisher and editor of the Lily

    Amelia Jenks Bloomer-publisher and editor of the Lily
    Amelia Jenks Bloomer Amelia Jenks Bloomer was a comitted feminist and temperance worker who was known for her leading role in promoting dress reform for women. She published and edited the first Women's Suffrage journal in the U.S. called Lily. This journal inspired numerous feminists and helped women who were struggling become "sensible women".
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War
    American Civil war The American Civil War helped women expose their working skills. Men weren't the only ones to fight that war. Women charged into battle as well.
  • American Equal Rights Association

    American Equal Rights Association
    AERA Information The American Equal Rights Association (AERA) was founded by Elizabeth Caddy Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in an attempt to combine the efforts of feminists and African-American reformers. Different goals politically and socially broke apart this group in 1869.
  • Susan B. Anthony Arrested for Voting

    Susan B. Anthony Arrested for Voting
    On November 5th, 1872, Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women cast their ballots for the presidential election. She had chosen Republican Ulysses S. Grant due to his promise that women's rights would be given a fair hearing under his leadership. Although the ballots were initially accepted, Susan B. Anthony and the other women who voted were all arrested on November 18th for infringing on the Enforcement Act of 1870. Anthony was found guilty in court, and sentenced to pay a fine.
  • Spelman College is Founded

    Spelman College is Founded
    On April 11th, 1881, the first college that was specifically for African-American women, was founded in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The school was originally named Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, and was founded by Harriet E. Giles and Sophia B. Packard, two teachers.
  • The Founding of Hull House

    The Founding of Hull House
    On September 18th, 1890, the most successful and famous settlement house for women was established in Chicago. The founders, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, intended the settlement house to be a haven for all people in need of assistance of nearly any kind. The house was particularly admirable to women, educating local women and fighting for better opportunity for the female sex.
  • Woman Suffrage Demonstration

    Woman Suffrage Demonstration
    On March 3rd, 1913, a demonstration was held in Washington D.C. to promote women's suffrage. This parade was scheduled to overlap with newly elected President Woodrow Wilson's arrival day in the city for his inauguration. The parade, sponsored by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, ended in violence due to negative reception of the parade's theme.
  • The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment
    Nineteenth Amendment Information The Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote. Although the amendment was initially denied, movement leaders promoted the election of pro-suffrage leaders. Finally, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the amendment in 1919. On August 18, 1920, the amendment was ratified after Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to endorse the amendment.