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1 Slide 1 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Women’s Suffrage Movement

2 Slide 2 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default!  When the United States Constitution was written, only white men had the right to vote. Women were not allowed to vote under the law.  Women also did not have many other rights such as the right to own property or to be educated for certain jobs.

3 Slide 3 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default!  The traditional roles:  Housewife  Mother  Limited education  No political influence  Women were prisoners in their own homes.

4 Slide 4 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! The Education of Women:  American girls learn to read and write at the Dame schools. They could attend the Masters schools for Boys when there was room.  A Dame school was an early form of a private elementary school in English- speaking countries. They were usually taught by women and were often located in the home of the teacher

5 Slide 5 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Time line of women’s battles:  1776 Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, asking him to "remember the ladies" in the new code of laws. Adams replies the men will fight the "despotism of the petticoat."  1848 First Women's Rights convention in Seneca Fall, New York. Equal suffrage proposed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton After debate of so radical a notion, it is adopted.

6 Slide 6 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Time line of women’s battles:  1872 Susan B. Anthony and supporters arrested for voting. Anthony's sisters and 11 other women held for $500 bail. Anthony herself is held.  1876 On July 4, in Philadelphia, Susan B. Anthony reads The Declaration for the Rights of Women from a podium in front of the Liberty Bell. The crowd cheers. Later, the suffragists meet in the historic First Unitarian Church.

7 Slide 7 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Time line of women’s battles:  1878 Woman suffrage amendment first introduced in US Congress.  1920 The Nineteenth Amendment, called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, is ratified by Tennessee on August 18. It becomes law on August 26

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9 Slide 9 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default!  The suffrage movement did not have much success in the beginning and it would be almost 80 years before U.S. laws would be changed. Many women and men worked very hard to bring about these much needed changes in the law.  Here are a few important people from the suffrage movement:

10 Slide 10 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice.

11 Slide 11 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Elizabeth Cady Stanton In 1851 Stanton met Susan B. Anthony and for the next fifty years they worked together. Stanton wrote and gave speeches that called for the improvement of the legal and traditional rights of women, and Anthony organized and campaigned to achieve these goals.

12 Slide 12 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Lucretia Mott Lucretia Mott helped to organize and call together the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in July of 1848.

13 Slide 13 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Sojourner Truth Truth became a speaker on women's rights issues after attending a Women's Rights Convention in 1850.

14 Slide 14 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Anna Howard Shaw was a doctor as well as the first woman Methodist Methodist Minister. She met Susan B. Anthony in 1888 and began working for women’s rights. She was the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) for 11 years.

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16 Slide 16 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Carrie Chapman Catt Catt was president of the NAWSA when the 19 th amendment giving women the right to vote was passed in 1920.

17 Slide 17 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Esther Morris was the first woman to hold public office in the United States. In 1870, she was appointed Justice of the Peace (not without some controversy) for South Pass City, Wyoming Territory

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19 Slide 19 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! The state of Tennessee was the 36 th state to approve the law. Their approval gave the amendment the majority it needed to become a law. Finally after years of hard work, the 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution of the United States in August of 1920.

20 Slide 20 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Amendment XIX 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. The End (but really just the beginning)

21 Slide 21 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default!Politics Jeanette Rankin  1917 Jeanette Rankin, first member of the US House of Representatives from Montana (before women had the right to vote in most of the United States)  1968 Shirley Chisholm first black woman elected to the House of Representatives from New York.

22 Slide 22 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default!Politics  1984 Geraldine Anne Ferraro was the 1 st female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party (Democratic Party).  2008 Sarah Palin, was the 1 st female Vice Presidential candidate representing the Republican Party

23 Slide 23 A Free sample background from © 2004 By Default! Work Cited 1. Britannica online. “women’s rights.” Student Resource Center. “Women’s rights on agenda.” Fiedler, Anne Akia. IC publications Ltd MSN. “Women’s rights.” Microsoft Corporation Ask Jeeves. “Women’s history in America.” HistoryChannel.com. Feminism. Columbia University press Compiled and edited by Susan Ging Lent


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