Women suffrage Essay

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women suffrage



WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
By definition, women's suffrage is the right for women to vote. Women's suffrage started
back as far as the 1600's. I am going to talk about the 1800's. Women's suffrage upset
many women in the United States. Women were known to be in the home at all times. They
were there to give care for the their husbands and children. Politicians feared women
coming in the political race because they thought that women might vote them out of
office.

In the early 19th century, women were considered second class citizens. Often after
marriage they weren't allowed to own property. It was also improper for women to speak in
public alone. They were told to refrain from getting an education.

Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton set women's suffrage in 1848 at the Women's Right
Convention in Seneca Falls, New York Falls

Elizabeth Cady Stanton decided to make her own declaration called The Declaration of
Sentiments by using the Declaration of Independence as her guidelines. RESOULTION 9 was
the women had the right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony was arrested for attempting to vote for Ulysses S. Grant in the 1872 presidential elections.
It wasn't just in the United States that women's suffrage was going on. It was going on
all over the world. It was going on in Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Scandinavia, and
Italy. In Canada, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan got the right to vote in 1916.
Quebec didn't get the right to vote until 1940. In Mexico, women got the right to vote
in1953. In Great Britain, all women got the right to vote in 1928. In Scandinavia, in
Finland, they had the right to vote in1916. Before WWI women in Norway and Denmark had the
right to vote. Swedish women got the right to vote in 1919. In Italy, women didn't get the
right to vote until after WWII.

Women in New Jersey could initially vote because in the state's constitution of 1790 gave the vote all people.
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These are some of the important dates that happened during this period.

Carrie Chapman Catt was the President of the
National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) for many years.

In 1903, Mary Dreier, Rheta Childe, Leonora O'Reily formed the women's trade union league.
In 1913, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns organized the Congressional Union. It was formally
known as the NWP- National Women's Party in 1916.

In 1914 the NFWC (National Federate Women's Club) had more than two million white and colored women involved.
In 1916, Jeannette Rakin of Montana became the first woman to be taken into the United States House Of Representatives.
There were seventy-five women who had major roles in women's suffrage. They were ver
important and did a lot of hard work for the women's suffrage. Some of them were:


Susan Brownell Anthony arrested for trying to vote
Elizabeth Cady Shanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments
Alice Stone Blackwell was the recording secretary
Harriot Stanton Blatch founder of the Women's Political Union
Amelia Bloomer publisher defending women and how they dressed in New York.
Lucy Burns helped organized the Congressional Union
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt became president in 1915
Lucretia Coffin Mott started the first women's rights convention with Stanton and her sister Martha Wright in New York
Anna Howard Shaw was President from 1904 to 1915
Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a book about women independence.
Alice Paul picketed the White House for women's suffrage 240






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