Women's Suffrage Movement

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    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 women suffrage, the right to vote, said "I would sooner cut off my right hand than ask the ballot for the black man not for women."
  • Carry Nation and the WCTU

    Members advanced their cause by entering saloons, singing, praying, and arguing saloonkeepers to stop selling alcohol. The union was transformed by Frances Williard from a small midwestern religious group in 1879 to a national organization. Boasting 245,000 members by 1911, the WCTU became the largest women's group in the nation's history.
  • NAWSA Formed

    Known as the National American Women Suffrage Association. Leaders included Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe.