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Women's Suffrage

By yashp
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first convention to discuss women's suffrage in the United States. This convention help start the women's and African American's suffrage movement.
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    Emma Smith DeVoe's Life

    Emma Smith DeVoe was a women's rights activist in the United States. Her tactics and speechmaking skills help force Washington voters to vote for women's suffrage in 1910. She then convinced Washington State Legislature to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920
  • 15th Amendment is passed

    The 15th Amendment gave racial minorities and former slaves the right to vote. However, the use of poll taxes, the requirement to own land to vote, and literacy tests often prevented blacks from voting in the Southern States.
  • Women's suffrage is passed in Washington

    After their efforts for many years, Emma Smith DeVoe, May Arkwright Hutton, and Washington women were finally given the vote.
  • 19th Amendment is passed

    19th Amendment is passed
    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
  • 24th Amendment is passed.

    The 24th Amendment banned poll taxes, which often prevented blacks from voting.
  • Civil Rights Act is passed

    The Civil Rights Act ended racial discrimination. It integrated schools and public accomdations to people of all races.
  • Voting Rights Act is passed

    The Voting Rights Act forced all states to allow blacks to vote, and denied them the right to create any prerequisite to voting.