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Women's Suffrage Movement

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Transcript of Women's Suffrage Movement

Women's Suffrage Movement
The Suffragette Movement
The 19th Amendment
19th Amendment: Acceptance of “new woman"

Can stay longer in school

Can focus on education

Has the right to choose
Women’s lives before the 19th amendment
Women involved in politics
Voted for candidates that would benefit them

Represented on local and national state

Begun journey to political equality

Other Benefits
Increasing entrance rate at higher education & workforce

Wage gap narrows

Ability to inherit and divorce
Main goals: to get married, start a family and respect their husbands

Considered second-class citizens

Looked down at socially,
economically and
How they were treated:
Lack of job opportunities and low salary.

Not allowed to give evidence or speak in a court

Discouraged to get education or pursue professional career

After marriage, → couldn't
own their own property,
keep their own wages,
or sign a contract


1777-1784 --> lost their rights to vote in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Gaining the vote -->→ women’s suffrage

Largest democratic rights
movement in our nation’s
history along with the Civil

Rights Movement
Suffrage movement → political movement

Had its own press

Had its own political imagery

Had its own philosophers,

Organizers, lobbyists, financiers, and fundraisers

Section 1: citizens of the United States will not be denied the right to vote on account of sex

Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

What it Said
in the US
By: Giana Bodnariuc,
Bismah Siddiqui, Kirstin Burns & Aiman Baig

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Thank you for listening!
Arguments For and Against Women's Suffrage
For Women's Suffrage
Against Women's Suffrage
Women have opinions that are separate.

Role is mainly in local affairs.

Husbands already represent them.

Changing a system is too dangerous.

Not capable of defending their own country.
National Woman Suffrage Association

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Achieve voting rights for women

Congressional amendment to the Constitution.

National Association of Colored Women
Josephine Ruffin, Mary Terrell, and Anna Cooper

Fighting for the rights of coloured women

More than 100 black women's clubs joined
National Women's Trade Union League
Advocated for improved wages and working conditions for women
World War 1
Woman entered the workforce in new ways

Worked in factories and in the government

Served in the navy and marines served as nurses

Suffrage Movement gains support from public and government

Seneca Falls, New York.
The first women's rights convention

68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments

12 resolutions calling for equal treatment and voting rights for women

National Women's Rights Convention
More than 1,000 participants

National conventions are held yearly through 1860

Passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate

Sent to the states for ratification.
Finally Passed !
Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor is formed

Aug. 26
The 19th Amendment is signed into a law by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby

half the people in the country could not vote!

uneducated and unprincipled men could vote

highly educated and responsible women could not

"No taxation without representation"
Believed that women consisted of emotion, not logic

Considered less intelligent than men

Believed women weren’t capable of having full citizenship

Believed equality of both sexes results in competitive relations

Politics cause women to be corrupt; honor would disappear.
Involvement in politics would result in inability to focus on family: human race dying out
Too emotional to make political decisions

First Suffrage Law
Wyoming passes the first women's suffrage law

Following year, women begin serving on juries in the territory

American Woman Suffrage Association

Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell

Focuses exclusively on gaining voting rights

Through amendments to individual state constitutions.
The New Woman
Gave women new confidence

New fashion

New Lifestyle: jobs, sports, parties
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