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1 Women Suffrage By: Noelle, Max, Corey, and Betty

2 Background leading up to Women Suffrage 0 Woman’s suffrage was the right to vote. (Mid 1800s) 0 In the 19 th century, before the civil war, the belief of “cult of domesticity” was the only way of life for women. 0 Cult of domesticity was the belief that women should be restricted to the home and family after they were married. 0 Previously women were not allowed to: 0 Vote 0 Sit on juries 0 Any property/money she owned became her husbands 0 Lacked guardianship rights over their children 0 Got paid less money if they were unmarried and working. 0 Poor white males argued that a woman's place was in the home and that voting rights would compromise those characteristics that made women distinctly feminine

3 Leaders 0F0F ought for women rights to vote. She was born into a strict Quaker family where her father implemented education to all his children. Anthony famously said: "I would sooner cut off my right hand than ask the ballot for the black man and not for women." Formed the National Woman Suffrage League with Stanton. 0S0S he helped organize the world’s first women’s rights convention (Seneca Falls Convention) in Later formed the National Woman Suffrage Association with Anthony. Susan B. Anthony: Elizabeth Cady Stanton:

4 Leaders Cont’d 0 Spoke about many issues in the "women question", including right to vote. Arranged the 1850 National Woman's Rights Convention. 0 wrote a book called "Battle Hymn of the Republic". She also served as president of many different pro-women organizations like the New England Women's Club, the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, the New England Suffrage Association, and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA). All these leaders tried to convince state legislatures to grant women the right to vote and also pursued court cases to test the 14th amendment that protected white male rights to vote Lucy Stone : Julia Ward Howe:

5 Accomplishments 0 The woman's suffrage movement is important because it resulted in passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which finally allowed women the right to vote in (was postponed due to the civil rights movement) 0 The ripple effect of the woman's suffrage movement on later generations is clear in a range of educational, civil rights, and health care reforms, as well as in the growing number of women elected to governmental positions

6 Connection to “Jacksonian Democracy” 0W0W omen’s suffrage supported Jacksonian Democracy through the idea of “rise of the common man” because it slowly changed the idea of the “typical” status of a woman (cult of domesticity) and progressed towards equality and a democracy. International Council of Women

7 Next Suffrage Background 0 By the late 19 th only middle and upper class could maintain the cult of domesticity. The remaining women began filling in jobs receiving ½ or less than what men earned. 0 By now marriage was not a woman’s only option and they could either continue their education and/or enter the work force. 0 Dangerous work conditions, long hours, and low wages led the educated female workers to push for change.

8 Questions 0 1) Who said, "I would sooner cut off my right hand than ask the ballot for the black man and not for women.” 0 A) Elizabeth Lady Stanton 0 B) Susette La Flesche 0 C) Maria Mitchell 0 D) Susan B. Antony

9 Questions 0 2) Which of the following would Susan B. Anthony support? 0 A) Abolition movement 0 B) The Great Silence 0 C)Civil War 0 D)The Gag Rule 0 E) Both B and D

10 Questions 0 3) Who would be most against Women Suffrage (anti- suffragist) 0 A) Native Americans 0 B)Poor white males 0 C) Children 0 D)Women


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