Women's Sufferage

By smithhr
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The first meeting for women to discuss voting rights. Women discussed the issue if the 14th and 15th amendments should apply to them.
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    Women's Suffrage

  • Wyoming

    Suffragist leaders tried three different approaches to achieve their objective. They tried to convince state legislatures to grant women the right to vote, and they achieved this in the territory of Wyoming.
  • Illegal Voting

    Illegal Voting
    Susan B. Anthony and other women decided to test the question by attempting to vote at least 150 times in ten states and the district of columbia.
  • Supreme Court Decision

    Supreme Court Decision
    The Supreme Court ruled that women were citizens but also denied citizenship automatically conferred the right to vote.
  • NAWSA Formed

    NAWSA Formed
    A group united to become the National American Women Suffrage Associaion. Some leaders were Lucy Stone, and Julia Ward Howe, the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." They faced constant opposition.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt
    The women saw success come within reach as a result of three developments: the increased activism of local groups, the use of bold new stratogies to build enthusiasm for the movement, and the rebirth of the national movement under Carrie Chapmen Catt
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Dangerous conditions, low wages, and long hours led many female industrial workers to push for reforms. Their ranks grew largly after 146 young working women was killed in the 1911 fire at the Shirtwaist factory
  • New NAWSA Tactics

    New NAWSA Tactics
    Catt consentrated on 5 tactics: painstaking organization, close ties between local, state, and national workers, establishing a wide base of support, cautios lobbying, and gracious, ladylike behavior.
  • More Radical Tactics

    More Radical Tactics
    Paul had organized her followers to mount a round-the-clock picket line around the white house. Some were arrested, jailed, and even force-fed when they attempted a hunger strike.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Grants women the right to vote. The amendment won final ratification in august 1920-72 years after women had first convenced and demanded the vote at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848