Women's suffrage

By Alycia Ocampo

Background info:

  • In the 19th century women were not allowed to have a right to vote
  • Many women were not allowed to get a good education
  • women did not have the rights we have today
  • married women had no rights
  • women were not allowed to own property or money

Infromation about the protest

  • In the 19th century women had little rights
  • woman began organizations to fight for equality
  • women protested by holding signs up saying "How long must women wait for equality"?
  • In 1913 a group called American Women Suffrage Association organized a parade that became worldwide

Effects of the protest

  • The Association's parade had more than 5,000 people watching the parade
  • However some of the people did not like the idea of the women standing up for themselves about being equal and they tried crowding the streets so the parade could not get by
  • The women had to persevere through what was going on and they had to stay strong in order to accomplish letting them have equality


Finally in 1919 all of the protests and groups that fought for equality finally had got the

right to vote. The American women suffrage Association was still working on getting more rights as well but for the right for women to vote was already a big change from having barely any rights.

Work cited:

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Women Who Made a Difference. 2011: 372-380.SIRS Discover.

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"women's" Suffrage Movement." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas

Riggs.2nd .ed. Vol. 3. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale,2015. 1480-1482. Student Recourses in

Context. Web. 11 May 2016.

"This Week in History: The Women's Suffrage March." NewsCurrents Read to Know. 03 Mar.

2014: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 12 May 2016.

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19th Amendment, Women's right to vote

19th Amendment. Retrieved May 13, 2016 from archives.gov.