2 population, and industry. In the early 1800s, the United States of America grew in size,population,and industry.
3 People also wantedAMERICA to grow in GREATNESS.At this time, the freedoms and rights promised in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutionand the Amendments were not given to all Americans.
4 Slavery is the opposite of liberty! Slavery was legalin the landof the free.Slavery is the opposite of liberty!
5 There were people who wanted to ABOLISH, or END, slavery There were people who wanted to ABOLISH, or END, slavery. They were called abolitionists.They worked for the Abolitionist Movement.
6 Do women have rights?Women were NOT ALLOWED to VOTE in the United States.
7 suffrage. Women’s Suffrage Movement the right to vote. The right is calledsuffrage.TheWomen’sSuffrageMovementworkedto GIVE womenthe right to vote.
8 Anti-suffragistsThose who opposed extending the right to vote to women were called anti-suffragists. Many anti’s were women.Political cartoon mocking anti’s: “O Save Us, Senators, from Ourselves!”
9 Beliefs of Anti-Suffragists Women were high-strung, irrational, and emotionalWomen were not smart or educated enoughWomen should stay at homeWomen were too physically frail; they would get tired just walking to the polling stationWomen would become masculine if they voted
10 In this presentation we will meet two women who fought for women to have the right to vote. Suffragists
12 "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...“1848 Seneca Falls DeclarationElizabeth Cady Stanton
13 Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a teacher who believed women should havethe same voting rights as men.She was a writer who used words to protest whatwas wrong with America and how it couldbecome better.Elizabeth Cady Stanton became “the face” of theWomen’s Suffrage Movement.
15 Florence Kelley was an American social and political reformer Florence Kelley was an American social and political reformer. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children's rights is widely regarded today.
16 These women and other men and women across the country worked long and hard to convince the government and the people of the United States that the laws should be changed.
17 One thing that had to be done, was to let the people of each state vote on the idea.
18 Finally after years of hard work, the 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution of the United States in August of 1920.
19 Amendment XIXThe 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.