Women's Suffrage Movement

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    In the Seneca Falls Convention women split over the 14th and 15th amendments. They fought but the only thing that happened was equal rights for men was granted. Women still couldn't vote. This wasn't a major achievement for the women but they were getting a little closer to the goal because they were breaking the government enough to where all men were treated the same. It wouldn't be long till women had the right to vote.
  • Illegal Voting

    Women pursued court cases to test the 14th amendment, which declared that states denying their male citizens the right to vote would lose congressional representation. In 1871 and 1872 Susan B. Anthony and other women tested that question by attempting to vote at least 150 times in 10 states and in the District of Columbia. In 1875 the Supreme Court ruled that women were citizens but did not grant them voting rights.
  • Carry Nation and the WCTU

    The WCTU thought that alcohol was playing a main role as to why women weren't allowed to vote. Members of the WCTU walked into pubs and saloons with hatchets and broke bottles and urged the owners to stop selling the alcoholic beverages. They followed Willard's "Do anything" slogan. They tried to change individual behavior which didn't work.

    The NWSA (National Women's Suffrage Association) that was founded in 1869 by Anthony and Elizabeth Cady united with a group in 1890 to become the NAWSA (National American Women's Suffrage Association)
  • Carrie Chapman Catt and New NAWSA Tectics

    Carrie Chapman Catt was the president of NAWSA but took a break and came back in 1915 to bring the NAWSA a 5 point plan type deal. 1) painstaking organization. 2) close ties between local, state, and national workers. 3) establishing a wide base of support. 4) cautious lobbying. 5) gracious ladylike behavior
  • 19th Amendment

    Congress passed the 19th amendment in 1919 which granted women the right to vote. The amendment won final ratification in August 19-20-72 years after women had first convened in and demanded the vote at the Seneca Falls convention in 1848.