JULY 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.
EARLY PROBLEMS WITH THE MOVEMENT Women were accused of being unfeminine and immoral. Before Civil War, movement was weak because supporters also supported the abolition movement. The 14 th and 15 th Amendments left women out. The suffrage movement split into two groups, which weakened the movement as well.
SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT American Woman Suffrage Association Led by Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe. Believed that the best strategy was to convince state governments to give women the right to vote before trying to amend the Constitution. The National Woman Suffrage Association Led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Wanted to focus on passing a constitutional amendment allowing woman suffrage.
THE MOVEMENT GAINS SUPPORT Wyoming Idaho Utah Colorado
NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION Women started to support the movement during the Progressive Era. They started to realize that the only way to change society was by voting. By the end of 1912, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Kansas had granted women the right to vote.
I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! March 13, 1913- the day before President Wilson’s inauguration, suffragists marched in Washington, D.C. to draw attention to their cause.
NATIONAL WOMAN’S PARTY Headed by Alice Paul Jailed three times for demonstrating for woman suffrage. Her supporters picketed the White House, blocked side walks, Chained themselves to lampposts, and went on hunger strikes if arrested.
NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION-(NAWSA) In 1915 Carrie Chapman Catt developed “Winning Plan” She threw NAWSA support behind Wilson even though he didn’t support a woman’s suffrage movement, but he did support the Democratic Party's call for states to give women the right to vote.
THE 19 TH AMENDMENT In 1918, the House of Representatives passed a women’s suffrage amendment and Wilson asked the Senate to vote for the amendment. It did not pass the Senate by two votes. June 1919, the Senate finally voted to pass the amendment. August 26, 1920 the states voted to ratify the 19 th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.