Womens suffrage

Fighting for the right to vote

How did they fight?

Women fought for their right to vote in many ways. First they formed an association called The National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). They organized mass marches, printed their protests in the newspapers, and went on hunger strikes.

Obstacles faced

Some of the obstacles faced by women are discrimination, laws, men in government, traditions, and some women were force fed during a hunger strike. The list could go on and on. Tradition was a major obstacle because it swayed everyone. Men were always the political ones or the workers, but the number of women getting jobs increased dramatically. If they were getting more jobs why shouldn't they vote.

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Finally able to vote

Women finally got the right to vote through the 19th amendment. THe 19th amendment stated that voting shall not be denied on account of gender.