Women's Suffrage Timeline

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    First time women split over the 14th and 15th amendments, which granted equal rights including the right to vote African American men, but excluded women.
  • Wyoming

    First state that allowed women the right to vote
  • Illegal voting

    Illegal voting
    Susan B. Anthony and other women tested that question by attempting to vote at least 150 times in ten states and the District of Columbia.
  • Supreme Court Decision

    Supreme Court Decision
    The Supreme court ruled that women were citizens- but then denied that citizenship automatically conferred the right to vote.
  • NAWSA Formed

    NAWSA Formed
    National American Woman Suffrage Association. Women suffrage faced constatnt opposition. The liquor industry feared that women would vote in support of prohilbition, while the textile on child labor. Many men simply feared the changing role of women in society.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt
    served from 1900 to 1904 resumed the presidency in 1915. When she resumed she concentrated on 5 tactics. (1) painstaking organization (2) close ties between local, state, national workers (3) establishing a wide base of support (4)cautious lobbying and (5) gracious , ladylike behavior
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Dangerous conditions, low wages, and long hours led many female industial workers to push for reforms. Their ranks grew after 146 workers, mostly young women, died in a 1911 firein the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. This incident led for more reforms for women rights.
  • New NAWSA tactics

    New NAWSA tactics
    To pass a sufrage amendment , and by 1917 Paul organized her followers to mount a round-the-clock picket line around the White House.