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1 Describe what you see in this cartoon

2 Women’s Rights The progressive era…what was it??? Women want more a role that is more that just wife and mother. Higher education for women opened doors to other careers such as: Teachers Nurses Social Work that formed new organizations

3 Women’s Rights Working women face hardships Long hours Dangerous working conditions Easily bullied and cheated by their employers Can’t vote…so they can’t have a say in the workplace environment

4 Women’s Rights Muller V. Oregon 1903 Workday was capped at 10 hours 1908 The law is reviewed. Argued that the long hours harmed working women and their families. Because they are mothers they are “properly placed in a class” by themselves. Laws could now limit the work hours

5 Women’s Rights 1899 National Consumers League Florence Kelly founded because she felt women were hurt by unfair prices of goods used to run their homes Labels “goods produced under fair, safe, and healthy working conditions”

6 Women’s Rights 1899 National Consumers League Inspect meatpacking plants Workplace safety Payments to unemployed.

7 Women’s Rights Women’s Trade Union League Founded by Kelley Tried to improve working conditions for women Pushed for federal laws that set a minimum wage and 8 hour day. Created the first strike fund

8 Women’s Rights Progressive Women- what did they want? To improve family life!!!

9 Women’s Rights WCTU What are they up to? More temperance What is it again? Never drinking! This group gains members and momentum Their work pays off in the form of… The 18 th Amendment!

10 Women’s Rights WCTU What are they up to? What is the 18 th Amendment??? Outlawed the Production and Sale of Alcohol!

11 Women’s Rights Margaret Sanger Who is she and why is she important? Felt that family life and women’s health would improve if women had fewer children

12 Women’s Rights Margaret Sanger 1916 She opened the first birth control clinic She was jailed many times as a “public nuisance” Finally a federal judge said doctors could hand out information on family planning!

13 Women’s Rights Margaret Sanger 1921 Sanger founds: American Birth Control League She made family planning information available to more women.

14 Women’s Rights Ida Wells 1896: National Association of Colored Women (NACW) Goal: To help families strive for success Assist those who were less fortunate

15 Women’s Rights Ida Wells NACW helped to set up day care centers Goal: Protect and educate black children while their parents went to work

16 Women’s Rights Anti- Lynching Campaign

17 Women’s Rights The West

18 Women’s Rights May 1890… The AWSA and NWSA become one again! But Why???

19 Women’s Rights 1887 Stone purposed that the AWSA and NSWA meet to discuss a union of the 2 groups  Stone stated that the differences between the two organizations "have since been largely removed by the adoption of common principles and methods."

20 Women’s Rights It took the next 2 years for the ladies to come to an agreement!  1889 Anthony campaigns for the union and for Stanton to be the president. Of Stone and Anthony, Stanton wrote: "Lucy and Susan alike see suffrage only. They do not see woman's religious and social bondage." At this point Stanton has distanced herself from Suffrage

21 Women’s Rights In February of 1890 the newly-unified National American Woman Suffrage Association held its first convention in Washington, D.C., combining the AWSA and NWSA memberships  NAWSA Stone was to ill to attend the first national conference, but she was elected to the executive committee. Stanton was named president and Anthony was the vice president.

22 Women’s Rights Stanton is a figurehead president and Anthony runs the NAWSA in her absence.  Stanton passes on October 26, 1902  Anthony passes on March 3, 1906 The torch is passed to: Carrie Catt Chapman

23 Women’s Rights Carrie Catt Chapman  Educated woman- graduated from college  Campaigns for suffrage in Iowa in 1880’s  Member of WCTU  Close friend and colleague of Anthony

24 Women’s Rights Carrie Catt Chapman  Anthony selects Chapman as her successor as president of NAWSA  Serves from 1900 to 1904  Serves a second term from

25 Women’s Rights Alice Paul


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