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Right to Vote
Transcript of Right to Vote
Period 2 The 19th Amendment When did this event happen? The 19th Amendment was passed on June 4, 1919, by the Senate.
August 19, 1920, the 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution. What events led up to it? The events that led up to the 19th Amendment are
-In 1776 women were allowed to vote in New Jersey because the state's constitution cites "inhabitants" without mentioning sex. In 1807 that right is rescinded by the states legislature.
-In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton is among the organizers of the first women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. It issues a "Declaration of Sentiments" that calls for women's suffrage.
-In 1917 Jeannette Rankin becomes the first women elected to Congress as a representative from Montana.
-In 1932 Hattie Caraway of Arkansas becomes the first women elected to the US Senate. Who Was Involved? Why was is this Important? The 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote. It does not allow discrimination for the right to vote based on gender. How did the people involved take part in the public affairs? Stanton and Mott, and Susan B. Anthony and the activist all formed organizations and raised public awareness and lobbied the government to grant voting rights for women. After a 70 year battle they were finally victorious with the passage of the 19th Amendment Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Organized first women's rights convention with Lucretia Mott. (Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention) Lucretia Mott: Organized first women's rights convention with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention) Susan B. Anthony: Spokesperson for women's suffrage Alice Paul: Organized rallies and protests for women's suffrage Carrie Chapman Catt: founder of the League of Women Voters