women's sufferage

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In History
  • seneca falls convention

    seneca falls convention
    fthe first meeting for women to discuss voting rights. the women split over the issue of the 14th and 15th amendments (citizenship and voting rights for blacks). should women have been included in these amendments?
  • wyoming

    wyoming
    wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote. women pursued the state legislater to convince them to grant them the right to vote and they succeeded.
  • Illegal voting

    Illegal voting
    Susan B. Anthony and several other women tested their citizenship by attempting to vote 150 times in 10 states and D.C.
  • supreme court decision

    supreme court decision
    the supreme court ruled the women were in fact citizens but that their citizenship did not automatically give them the right to vote.
  • the NAWSA formed

    the NAWSA formed
    The NWSA(national womens sufferage association) united with another group in 1890 to becaome the NAWSA
  • Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt
    Carrie was susan b anthonys successor in becomeing the president of the NAWSA. she was president from 1900 to 1904 the resumed in 1915
  • triangle shirtwaist factory

    triangle shirtwaist factory
    146 women dies in a fire in a factory because the couldnt ecape. the ladders were to short to reach them an d the doors were locked. some women burned to death, some jumped to their death.this lead to many reforms for women.
  • new NAWSA tactics

    new NAWSA tactics
    when catt returned, she introduced 5 new tactics:
    1. panstaking organization
    2. close ties between local, state, and national workers.
    3. establishing a wide base of support
    4. cautios lobbying
    5.gracious, ladylike behavior
  • more radical tactics

    more radical tactics
    alice paul and lucy burns started a new women's group and formed a round the clock picket line around the whitehouse. some women were aressted and jailed. those who refused to eat were force fed.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    the 19th amendment gave women the right vote. it was ratified by1920, 72 years after women demanded the right to vote at seneca falls.