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Teresa Marie Kullman Walter Stiern Middle School Ms. Marshall 2009-2010 HSS 8.12
Women started to speak up for equal rights in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Women were involved in the abolition movement and decided to extend it to get women their rights as well. New York passed a law stating women had the right to control their own personal property and real estate after marriage
In 1848 Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. At the convention they adopted a Declaration of Sentiments that said that women should have equal rights in education, voting, property, and more.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote speeches, letters, petitions, and articles supporting women's rights. Susan B. Anthony provided the motivation and organization talents to keep the movement expanding toward the goal. She traveled the country speaking Stanton’s speeches. Mott provided support and wisdom to the movement. Lucy Stone spoke in a way that mesmerized her listeners. Together all of these people and so many more devoted their lives to get people’s attention and gain support
In 1869, Wyoming gave women the right to vote. Anthony voted in the election of 1872 and was later arrested for illegal voting. By 1896, Colorado and Idaho had allowed women the right to vote
In 1890 the NWSA and the AWSA joined and became the NAWSA. Stanton was president of the NAWSA until 1892 when Anthony took over until 1900. By this time Anthony, Stone, Stanton, and Mott had died. A new generation was going to carry on the fight.
Power was lost in the movement after the death of the first leaders. Power was gained back when women factory workers joined in the early 1900s. Women factory workers went on strike everywhere.
In 1910 Stanton’s daughter organized the first suffrage parade in New York. Hundreds of women marched up Fifth Ave. They wore yellow sashes that said “Votes For Women” on them. They had these parades once a year.
March of 1914, Senate voted 34 to 35 against the amendment to give women the right to vote. The close loss gave them hope. They picketed the White House, marched, gave speeches, and pressured the president.
After many women were arrested; in November 1917 President Wilson ordered that the women be set free. On August 26 th, 1920 the 19 th amendment was passed. November of 1920 the women FINALLY got to vote LEGALLY!!! By the 1920s, women could own and inherit property, keep their earnings, share custody of their children, attend colleges, and have careers.
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