By Brittany Cullen

and
Natalie Walker
 The Woman’s Suffrage Movement

 The woman weren't suffering they just wanted
to have the right to vote and be equal to men.

 It’s about the struggles that the woman had to
go through for their rights.

 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
were two important woman of the movement.



 The beginning of the movement for women’s rights is
when Susan B. Anthony asked for equal pay for woman
teachers in 1837.

 In 1848 on July 19-20 they held a Woman’s Rights
Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.

 Then in October of 1850 they held the first National
Woman’s Rights Convention in Worcester,
Massachusetts.

 On January 8, 1868 the first issue of The Revolution
appeared.
 On December 10, 1869 Wyoming territory was the first to
pass a law permitting women to vote.

 In 1872 Susan B. Anthony encouraged woman to take a
stand and register to vote.

 On November 5, 1872 Anthony and other women
attempted to vote but got arrested.

 In June 1873 Anthony had her trial for “illegally” voting.

 On January 10,1878 The “Anthony Amendment” to
extend the vote to woman was introduced into the United
States Congress.
 In 1878 the first committee hearing on the Anthony Amendment
took place.

 In 1887 three volumes of a history of the woman suffrage effort
were published and were primarily written by Stanton, Anthony
and Mathilda Jocelyn Gage.

 In 1890 American Woman Suffrage Association and National
Woman Suffrage Association merge into the National American
Woman Suffrage Association.

 In 1893 Colorado passed a referendum giving women the right
to vote.

 In January 25, 1887 the United States Senate voted on woman
suffrage for the first time and then 25 years later voted for the
last time for woman suffrage.

 In 1896 Utah and Idaho passed woman suffrage laws.

 In 1900 Carrie Chapman Catt became president
of the National American Woman Suffrage
Association.

 In 1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton died.

 In 1904 Anna Howard Shaw became president
of the National American Woman Suffrage
Association.

 Then in 1906 Susan B. Anthony died.

 1910 was when Washington state established
woman suffrage.



 In May 4, 1913 there was about 5,000 women parading
for woman suffrage up Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, DC.

 In 1913 the women in Illinois were given the right to vote
in most elections the first state East of the Mississippi to
pass a woman suffrage law.

 In 1915 Catt was elected to presidency of the National
American Woman Suffrage Association.

 In 1916 the congressional Union recreated itself as the
National Woman’s Party
 On January 10, 1918 the House of
Representatives passed the Anthony
Amendment but the Senate failed to pass
it.

 On June 4, 1919 the United States Senate
approved the Anthony Amendment.
 August 18, 1920 Tennessee legislature
ratified the Anthony Amendment by a
single vote, giving the Amendment the
necessary states for ratification.
 In 1923 the Equal Rights Amendment was
introduced the United States Congress.

 August 24, 1920 the Tennessee governor
signed the Anthony Amendment.

 Anthony assumed leadership of the
women’s rights movement. Eventually, she
became the only leader remembered in
history books; her image was used to
inspire a new generation of feminists in the
1970s.
 By 1860, women’s rights advocates had
made some headway. In Indiana, divorces
could be granted on the basis not only of
adultery, but on desertion, drunkenness,
and cruelty.

 Before that a husband could abuse you
and the court told you that “The law gives
the husband power to use such a degree
of force necessary to make the wife
behave and know her place.”
 Beginning in the mid- 19
th
century, several
generations of woman suffraqge supporters
lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced
civil disobedience to achieve what many
Americans considered a radical change in the
Constitution.

 After the Civil War, agitation by women for the
ballot became increasingly vociferous. In 1869,
however, a rift developed among feminists over
the propose 15
th
Amendment, which gave the
vote to black men.
 By 1918, in the midst of World War I,
Woodrow Wilson stated that women’s
suffrage was needed as “war measure.”

 By May of 1919, the amendment was
passed by the House and Senate. By
1920, the 19
th
amendment to the
Constitution was ratified by the states.