Women's suffrage movement

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    In 1848, women split over the fourteenth and fifteenth Amendments which granted equal rights including the right to vote to African American men, but excluded women. Susan B. Anthony, a leading proponent of woman suffrage, the right to vote, said "[I] would sooner cut off my right hand than ask the ballot for the black man and not for the woman."
  • Illegal Voting

    In 1871 and 1872, Susan B. Anthony and othr women tested that questions by attempting to vote at least 150 times in ten states and the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court ruled in 1875 that woman were indeed citizens-but then denied that citizanship automatically conferred the right to vote.
  • Carry Nation and the WCTU

    Prohibitionists groups feared that alcohol was undermining american morals. Founded in cleveland the woman's Christian temperance Union (WCTU) spreaded the crusade for prohibition. members advanced thier cause by entering saloons, singing, praying, and urging saloonkeepers to stop selling alcohol As the transformation started it was formed by Frances Willard from a small midwestern religous group in 1879 to a national organization. Boasting 245,000 menmbers by 1911, the WCTU became the largest.
  • NAWSA Formed

    In 1869 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had founded thenational Women Sufferage Assocation (NWSA), which united with another group in 1890 to become the National American Suffrage Assocation, or NAWSA. Other prominent leaders included Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe, the auther of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
  • Carrie Chapmen Catt and New NAWSA Tatics

    CATT AND THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT Susan B. Anthony's successeor as president of the NAWSA was Carrie Chapmen Catt, who served from 1900 to 1904 and resumed the presidency in 1915. When Catt returned to NAWSA after organizing New York's Women Sufferage Party.
  • 19th Admendment

    these efforts and american's involement in world war 1. finally made suffrage inevitable. Patricotic American women who headed committees, knitted socks for the soldiers and sold liberty bonds now claimed their overdue reward for supporting the war effort. granting women the right to vote. the amendement won final ratifcation in august 1920-72 years after women had first convened and demanded the vote at the seneca Falls covention in 1848.