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1 Women of the Progressive Era
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2 Women wanted many types of reforms during the Progressive Era.

3 People who campaigned for women’s right to vote were called suffragists. People that opposed women’s right to vote were known as anti-suffragists. They believed it was bad for society for women to vote.

4 Susan B. Anthony was one of the first women to campaign for women’s right to vote.
Became the President of the National Woman Suffrage Association in She wanted an amendment for women’s suffrage Protested by voting illegally in 1872 and was arrested for voting.

5 Carrie Chapman Catt was a journalist and a school teacher before becoming a suffragist.
1. Went to individual states to get women the right to vote. 2. Became President of National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA)

6 Alice Paul was a more radical suffragist.
1. Picketed in front of the White House and was arrested for “obstructing the sidewalk” 2. Went on a hunger strike in jail.

7 Women also fought for reforms in education and jobs.
1. Women wanted to go to college and be able to become doctors, lawyers and teachers. 2. Women became Social Workers and wanted to prohibit (stop) child labor.

8 3. Many women campaigned for the Temperance Movement which was against the use of alcoholic beverages. 1. Women’s Christian Temperance Union wanted to prohibit (Stop the use of) alcohol because it caused violence and economic hardships. Carry Nation destroyed bars and saloons with a hatchet (ax).

9 3. The 18th Amendment was ratified in 1919, which prohibited the sell of alcoholic drinks in the united states. This era was known as Prohibition.

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