Women?s rights is apparent in the fight for suffrage in the late 1800?s-early 1900?s . It can
he and the other men ?remember the ladies? In response, the Declaration is worded as ?all
and wife, it was a blatant refusal of women as citizens of the country.
In he 1800?s women?s rights were furthered by the Married Woman?s Property
the women?s property and sell it when married. This law was important because it
attached to them.
1848. Many of those who attend sign a ?Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions? that
outlines the main issues and goals for the emerging women?s movement. Included in the
The passage of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1869 caused a rift in the suffrage
the 15th Amendment, it pushed for an alternative 15th Amendment granting women?s
right to vote. They were considered the more radical of the two groups.. The AWSA was
in support of the 15th amendment, while still working for women?s enfranchisement, more
on a state level. The NWSA thought it was more important to attack the issue on a
national scale while the AWSA thought that if you worked within the states and perhaps
got state by state suffrage, the goal could be attained.
IN 1872 Susan B Anthony attempted to vote for the elections in New York. She
and several other women were successful in their attempts. Anthony was arrested and
Congress of the United Sates.. The courts were afraid to jail her , fearing riots. She was
issued a fine which she refused to pay.
territories enfranchised women in hopes that they would emigrate westward. These areas
East. The fat that westerners could vote while the women who were campaigning so hard
could not was a blatant slap in the face from the government.
supporter and some enemies. As the suffragettes were seen as ?unwomanly? this linking
Union endorsed suffrage and this helped them because this made the e suffrage movement
seem less radical. Through their joining with the Union, the suffragettes also made
be stopped at all costs.
In 1890 The Unity was restored and the NWSA and the AWSA joined together to
over the presidency from 1892-1900. This united the campaigning forces and redoubled
The Suffrage Movement has historically been linked with abolition. This was not
white supremacy in politics without having to disfranchise black men and risk
Congressional repercussions. This was the tact taken by the NAWSA from 1895-1903.
They held the 1985 NAWSA convention in Atlanta, and asked that their longtime partner,
because the southern politicians refused to cower behind petticoats. After 903 The
movement recognized the need for universal women suffrage even across racial barriers
and became active in the black rights crusade s well.
The Progressive Movement which began around 1900 became important for the
suffragettes. The section that supported Progressive reforms realized that women?s votes
during this time. Because of this they gained more enemies, not only was the liquor
industry against them, so was the cotton textile industry from the south.
In 1911, the strong opposition came into play. This began the formation of The
National Association Opposed to Women Suffrage. This Association included many
toward suffrage. Some of her tactics included burning President Wilson?s wartime
suffrage parade that was held in Washington. The publicity from this even provides
further momentum for the suffrage campaign. It was held the day before President
welcoming party was scanty because the majority of people were over on Pennsylvania
Ave. watching the suffragettes demonstrate.
WW1 slows the efforts on many levels. The suffragettes push the issue of
becoming involved in war work. They believe that this will make them seem as thought
they are more patriotic and perhaps give them more leeway with the government,. It also
slowed up the movement because of the implications of war time law.. In January 1917,
Congress voted to take the country into war. (The first woman elected to Congress,
they were assaulted by crowds and arrested by police. Ultimately almost three hundred
women, representing are truly extraordinary range of individuals, from munitions workers
1917, Alice Paul herself was arrested and placed in the prison?s psychopathic ward.
Governmental intimidation were not the only players women had to contend with.
that is not often mentioned in history. Women who joined the movement were often fired
and blackballed from their jobs. They were beaten during demonstrations and even when
not demonstrating. Their houses were vandalized and signs were put out in their yards,
there were a few cases of burning crosses, when the movement because involved with
abolition. Then there were the more horrifying cases of rape, and savagery with in
marriages. Husbands of women in the movement if they were not supportive would often
This was an effective method of diminishing the movements numbers.
Finally, all the campaigning paid off. In the summer of 1919 the nineteenth
amendment passes both the house and the senate. After a few more years of campaigning,
on August 26 the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted after the thirty-six states ratify it.
The struggle for suffrage was an important one because it showed that through
peaceful protest one can obtain political power. Perhaps it was only because they were
women that they were not put down by the government, but in any event they
accomplished an important feat that took precedent for the women?s movement for
centuries to come.