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Women's Suffrage

By ambers
  • The World Anti-Slavery Convention

    The World Anti-Slavery Convention
    The World Anti-Slavery Convention is held in London. Abolitionists Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton attend, but they are barred from participating in the meeting. This snub leads them to decide to hold a women's rights convention when they return to America.
  • First Women's rights convention in Seneca Falls

    First Women's rights convention in Seneca Falls
    Three hundred people attend the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Among the attendees are Amelia Bloomer, Charlotte Woodward, and Frederick Douglas. Lucretia Mott's husband James presides. Stanton authors the Declaration of Sentiments, which sets the agenda for decades of women's activism. A larger meeting follows in Rochester.
  • Aligating for Women's Suffrage

    Aligating for Women's Suffrage
    Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, Clarina Nichols, and others travel to Kansas to agitate for women's suffrage. After months of campaigning, suffragists are defeated on the fall ballot.
  • Former Slaves Get The Right To Vote

    Former Slaves Get The Right To Vote
    The 14th amendment passes granted former slaves the right to vote. The amendment specifies the word “male” officially excluding women’s suffrage. Anthony and Stanton are outraged. Arguments lead to a split in the movement
  • Naional Woman Suffrage Association

    Naional Woman Suffrage Association
    Stanton and Anthony form the National Woman Suffrage Association; it allows only female membership and advocates for woman suffrage above all other issues. Lucy Stone forms the American Woman Suffrage Association, which supports the Fifteenth Amendment and invites men to participate
  • Forces Join And Become One

    Forces Join And Become One
    Women in the Washington territory are granted full voting rights. Prominent suffragists travel to Liverpool, where they form the International Council of Women. At this meeting, the leaders of the National and American associations work together, laying the foundation for a reconciliation between these two groups.
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association

    National American Woman Suffrage Association
    The National and American associations merge to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Stanton becomes the new organization's first president.
  • An Atempt

    An Atempt
    President Wilson issues a statement supporting a federal amendment to grant woman's suffrage. President Wilson addresses the Senate in support of the Nineteenth Amendment, but it fails to win the required 2/3 majority of Senate votes.
  • Three Time's a Charm

    Three Time's a Charm
    For a third time, the House votes to enfranchise women. The Senate finally passes the Nineteenth Amendment, and suffragists begin their ratification campaign.
  • Mission Accomplished!!!

    Mission Accomplished!!!
    Despite the political subversion of anti-suffragists, particularly in Tennessee, three quarters of state legislatures ratify the Nineteenth Amendment on 26 August. American women win full voting rights.