Womens suffrage movement

  • Susan B.Anthony

    1848-Susan B. Anthony, a leadingproponent of woman suffrage, the right to vote, said “[I] would sooner cutoff my right hand than ask the ballot for the black man and not for women.” In1869 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had founded the National WomenSuffrage Association (NWSA), which united with another group in 1890 tobecome the National American Woman Suffrage Association,or NAWSA
  • illegal voting

    Suffragistl eaders tried three approaches to achieve their objective.First, they tried to convince state legislatures to grant womenthe right to vote. They achieved a victory in the territory ofWyoming in 1869, and by the 1890s Utah, Colorado, andIdaho had also granted voting rights to women. After 1896,efforts in other states failed.
  • Carry Nation and the WCTU

    1874 – the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union(WCTU) spearheaded the crusade for prohibition. Membersadvanced their cause by entering saloons, singing, praying,and urging saloonkeepers to stop selling alcohol.theWCTU became the largest women’s group inthe nation’s history.
  • NAWSA formed

    1890-prominent leaders included Lucy Stoneand Julia Ward Howe, the author of “The Battle Hymn of theRepublic.”Woman suffrage faced constant opposition. The liquorindustry feared that women would vote in support of prohibition,while the textile industry worried that women wouldvote for restrictions on child labor.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt and new NAWSA Tactics

    1915-Susan B.Anthony’s successor as president of NAWSA was CarrieChapman Catt, who served from 1900 to 1904 and resumedthe presidency in 1915. When Catt returned to NAWSAafter organizing New York’s Women Suffrage Party, she concentratedon five tactics: painstaking organization;close ties between local, state, and national workers;establishing a wide base of support; cautious lobbying;gracious, ladylike behavior.
  • 19th amendment

    In 1919, Congress passed the NineteenthAmendment, granting women the right to vote. Theamendment won final ratification in August 1920—72 years after women had firstconvened and demanded the vote at the Seneca Falls convention in 1848