Womens Sufferage Movement

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott started the first womens rights convention in American history. Over 300 men and women came to Seneca Falls, New York to protest the mistreatment of women in social, economic, religious life, and politics. They wrote a Decleration of Sentiments and Resolutions demanding they had all the rights and privlages of a man, including the right to vote.
  • Illegal Voting

    In 1871 and 1872, Susan B. Anthony and other women attempted to vote at least 150 times in ten states and the district of columbia. the supreme court ruled in 1875 that women were indeed citizens-but then denied that citizenship automatically conferred the right to vote.
  • Carry Nation and the WCTU

    WCTU was an all woman organization founded in 1874 in Cleveland. They would sing, pray, and urge saloonkeepers to stop selling alcohol. This union was changed by Frances Willard in 1879 in to a national organization. They began to open kindergartens for immigrants, and visiting inmates in prisons or an asylums. They also worked on women sufferage. The activities they did out women in the public and they used that to try to earn women voting rights.
  • NAWSA Formed

    NAWSA's leaders were Luct Stone and Jualia Ward Howe. The liqour industry was scared that women would vote for prohibtion of the selling of alcohol. Textile Industries feared that women would vote against child labor. &Many men feared the change of womens role in society. The women reform efforts finally paid off for workers, they were treated better and given better working conditions.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt and New NAWSA Tactics

    Women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which gave women the right to vote. Catt was the president of the NAWSA and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.
  • 19Th Ammendment

    Womens involvment in World War I made suffarage unavoidable. They knitted socks for soliers, sold liberty bonds made an overduew reward for the support during the war. Congressed passed the 19th Ammendment in 1919 allowing women the right to vote.