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The Women's Right Movement
Transcript of The Women's Right Movement
They were both Quakers.
They went through the entire movement together.
Their first step was a protesting parade in Washington D.C. They went to jail for their protesting, although the ways that they protested, like picketing, weren’t illegal. Susan B. Anthony 1848 The Women's Rights Convention The Women’s Rights Convention was in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. It was brought together by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. It was held for several days and brought together about 300 women and 40 men. At this meeting they agreed to fight for women’s rights, most importantly the right to vote. From there on, women’s rights were put to a fight. How Women Got the Right to Vote 1869 In 1869, Stanton and Anthony formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). Their main goal was to get women the right to vote. National Women Suffrage Association In 1869, the territory of Wyoming (it was not yet a state) passed the first law that allowed women the right to vote. It also allowed women the right to run for any kind of political office. Wyoming passed the first women’s suffrage law. One down..... 49 to go! 1893 Colorado was the first state (not territory) to give women the right to vote. Colorado Ladies Can Vote Between 1896 and 1918 14 States Followed Some of these states included Utah, Idaho, Washington,and California. They also gave women the right to run for office. Notice Something? All of the states that were giving women the right to vote were in the West... Why? Pioneers came and settled in the West. Women worked side by side with men, taking care of crops and other farming jobs. This showed that women could do the same hard jobs as men, and just as well. Men in the West decided women should be able to vote. However, the rest of America
wasn't like the West. 1902, 1906 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony, the two leaders
of the Women's Suffrage Movement, die. Pause! After Stanton and Anthony died, there was a pause in the movement for a long period of time. The goal seemed to be out of reach until two suffragists came through to lead the final push... 1913 In 1913 the Congressional Union was formed by Lucy Burns and Alice Paul. The Congressional Union was working toward an amendment that would let women vote, too. The name was later changed to “The Women’s Party”. Back on Track 1917 World War One 1917 was an important year
for the movement. It was the year
World War I began. Why? Almost all of the men in America had to go fight in the war. Women were left to take care of all the jobs that men normally did. They showed that women could do jobs that men did just as well and that they were not inferior to men. They proved that women deserved the right to vote. Rosie The Riveter You might recognize this picture.
It's called Rosie the Riveter. She
was and is still made to
represent all of the women who worked when the men were at war. nhj Anyway, the men and especially the president,
Woodrow Wilson, wouldn't give in and pass an amendment. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns decided it was time to protest. This time, there was no giving up. Protesting Alice Paul and Lucy Burns organized parades and protests.
They picketed the white house for days and days. Most men hated their protesting and they were too ignorant to let them vote. Protesting Alice Paul and Lucy Burns organized
parades and protests. They picketed the
White House for days and days. Most men
hated their protesting and they were too stubborn to even consider the issue. These pictures show the Women's Party protesting outside the White House. They stood here for months through all types of conditions. Men walking by would throw things and yell dirty
things to them. Some even ripped up their signs and tried to hurt them. 1919 The women were even willing to go to jail even though
their protesting wasn’t illegal. In jail they protested by refusing to eat. Suffragists in jail started to write notes
about the abuse they were getting. Other women helped
them get the notes into the newspapers, and everyone in America learned how they were being treated. Soon,
almost everyone was on the women’s side. 1919 ONE LAST STEP... The pressure from the protesting finally changed Wilson's opinion. In 1919, the President finally passed the law allowing women the right to vote. In order for it to become an amendment, two-thirds of the states had to ratify it. The state of Tennessee was the last to vote. 1920 Tennessee ratified the amendment by one vote. After years of hard work, the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote for who they want to be president or for any other political office, became a part of the constitution of the United States. Finally... About the 19th Amendment The 19th Amendment was written by Susan B.
Anthony. It was originally called the Anthony
Amendment. It reads: The right of citizens of the
United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged
by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Sources: Jail Sources Thanks For Watching! Hope you enjoyed! Google Images infoplease.com
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