Women's Movement

By: Lindsay, Saige, and Mia

19th Amendment - Ratified August 18, 1920

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
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1848 2 day convention at seneca falls to discuss women's rights in the workplace and that was the place where they signed the declaration of sentiments which allowed them to vote and have equal treatment of men
After the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 demanded the Women's Suffrage, America became distracted with the upcoming Civil War. The 15th Amendment gave the right to vote to African American males. Many female suffragists were angry that they hadn't been given the rights.
Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth would expect nothing less than immediate federal action supporting the right to vote for women. They formed the National Woman Suffrage Association and pressed for constitutional amendment.
Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell created the American Women Suffrage Association. They believed that pressuring the state governments was the most effective route.
In 1872, they made Victoria Woodhull their president. She was a Free Love Candidate. Anthony and Stanton engaged in high profile headline grabbing tactics. Their group showed up at every election day to force the officials to turn them away. They set up mock ballot boxes so women could vote in protest.

Stone and Blackwell’s group actively lobbied state governments.

Wyoming became the first state to offer women’s suffrage followed by Utah.
Lucy Stone’s and Henry Blackwell’s daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell, approached the ageing members of the two groups and formed the National American Woman Suffrage Associations with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
The fight to victory was conducted by Carrie Chapman Catt after Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

By 1910, most states west of the Mississippi had granted full suffrage to women.

States of the Midwest at least permitted women to vote in at least Presidential elections.
In 1917, New York and Arkansas permitted women to vote and momentum shifted towards suffrage.

August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became the supreme law of the land, and the long struggle for voting rights was over


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Modern day comparison

The movement focused on dismantling workplace, access to better jobs, salary. Women work the same amount as men but get paid less then they do.