Women's Suffrage

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  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    a women's rights convention. this was the first time women got together to talk about there rights.
  • Wyoming

    Wyoming
    it was the first state to allow women to vote.
  • Illegal Voting

    Illegal Voting
    many women were punished for voting before the laws were passed such as Susan B. Anthony
  • Supreme Court Decision

    Supreme Court Decision
    Minor v Happersett, The U.S. Supreme Court declares that despite the privileges and immunities clause, a state can prohibit a woman from voting. The court declares women as “persons,” but holds that they constitute a “special category of nonvoting citizens.”
  • NAWSA Formed

    NAWSA Formed
    National American Woman Suffrage Association. It helped to pass woman suffrage legislation at the state and local level.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt
    elected president twice of the NAWSA. She founded the league of women voters in 1920
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    It was a fire in a building full of female workers. There was no way to escape so everyone on the streets was watching girls jump out of a 10 story building on fire. After this happend they ensured safety hazards and precautions.
  • New NAWSA Tactics

    New NAWSA Tactics
    Large suffrage marches and parades in 1915 helped bring the cause of woman suffrage back to the center. The NAWSA also shifted tactics, and in 1916 unified its chapters around efforts to push a suffrage Amendment in Congress.
    In 1915, Mabel Vernon and Sarah Bard Field and others traveled across the nation by automobile, carrying half a million signatures on a petition to Congress. The press took more notice of the "suffragettes."
  • More Radical Tactics

    More Radical Tactics
    The National Woman's Party militant tactics and steadfast lobbying, coupled with public support for imprisoned suffragists, forced President Woodrow Wilson to endorse a federal woman suffrage amendment
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920. This allowed women the right to vote in every state.