Presentation on theme: "Bellwork 3-4 Sentences in your notebook:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Bellwork 3-4 Sentences in your notebook: What problem are you going to do for your children’s book? Why was this a problem? How was it fixed? (be as specific as possible).
2 The Women’s Suffrage Movement Women fight the battle for suffrage as states begin to give women the right to vote1917184818691920NWPFormedDeclaration of SentimentsNWSA Formed19thAmendment
3 Seneca Falls Convention-1848 In 1848 women gathered in Seneca Falls, NY to discuss the role of women in societyLed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, they wrote the Declaration of SentimentsAnother notable member of the meeting was Frederick DouglassRochesterSeneca Falls1848
4 Declaration of Sentiments- 1848 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed (given) by their Creator with certain inalienable (permanent) rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure (protect) these rights governments are instituted (created), deriving (receiving) their just powers from the consent (permission) of the governed.”Modeled after Declaration of Independence, adding WOMEN
5 National Woman Suffrage Association- 1869 Created by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton it was created to promote an amendment to the Constitution for equal rights under law for womenIn this same year women in the state of Wyoming were given the right to vote, it was the first state to do so.1869
6 National Woman’s Party and WWI Fought for the right to voteFounded by Alice Paul in 1917WWI led to an increase need for women to fill the shoes of men who went off to war. This raised public awareness of the important role women played as citizens.1917
7 The 19th AmendmentPresident Woodrow Wilson passed the amendment in Women could then vote in the National Presidential Election of 1920.It read:“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.”1919
8 Important Figures in the Women’s Suffrage Movement Alice PaulElizabeth Cady StantonCarrie Chapman CattSusan B. AnthonyLucretia Mott
9 Poster ProjectEach group will become an “expert” on one important figure. Your group will then design a poster complete with pictures and words about the person. Each poster must include:The person’s nameWhen they lived (date of birth/date of death)What their contribution to women’s suffrage wasThe significance of their contribution
10 Exit SLipWho do you believe was the most important person from the Women’s Suffrage Movement?Why is this person the most important?