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  • 1. The Foremothers of True Democracy Women's Suffrage Movement
  • 2. The Road to the Voting Booth
    • Seneca Falls, 1848: At this convention, many of the women’s rights leaders met and declared their intentions to fight for the vote
    • As new states were brought into the union, some allowed women the right to vote, even though the federal law did not (Wyoming was the first state to grant women suffrage)
    • As the suffrage movement gained more followers, women used many different tactics to get their message across- they had parades, protests, conventions, boycotts and drew up petitions and legislation
  • 3. Suffragettes: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
    • Organized the Seneca Falls convention
    • Drew up legislation
    • Wrote speeches and essays advocating women’s rights
    • Fought for not only suffrage, but equality
    • Life-long friends
  • 4. Civil Disobedience in Action
    • Parading for votes
    • Carrying the banner
  • 5. Civil Disobedience in Action
    • Suffragettes often picketed for their rights. Here, some women are holding signs telling the government to stop treating suffragettes as criminals by throwing them in jail as political prisoners.
  • 6. Alice Paul, an “Iron Jawed Angel”
    • Alice Paul celebrates the passage of the 19 th Amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote.