19th Amendment

women's right to vote

The Fight for Women's Suffrage

* Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association to work for suffrage on the Federal Level


* Another group, the American women Suffrage Association was formed to work for suffrage on a state-by-state basis.


* Eventually the two groups merged to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association


* The National Woman's Party (lead by Alice Paul) was a more militant party, taking action such as picketing the white house, to get congress to pass a women's suffrage amendment


* The work of women on behalf of the war effort proved their patriotism and played a large role in gaining their right to vote.


* On August 26th, 1920 the 19th amendment was passed, allowing women to vote



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