Women’s Rights Summary:
The movement, mostly, was called the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Suffrage means The Right to Vote.
So Women’s Suffrage means the right of women to vote.
Many women in the U.S. , starting back in the late 1700’s, began talking about
wanting more rights through being allowed to vote. The list includes:
Frances Wright in 1826
Ernestine Rose in 1836
Lucretia Mott in 1840
Then, the women you REALLY need to remember started working:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton started working for women’s rights around 1848
Then, the other women you must remember, Susan B. Anthony, started
working directly in the Women’s Rights Movement around 1852. .
They would both be gone by the time their dream was realized
Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1902
Susan B. Anthony on 1906
Their dream, votes for women, came to be a reality when the
19th Amendment became law in 1920. Women now had
the right to vote.
As part of this movement, women would also see increased educational
opportunities, especially in college.
USII.3e FCPS DRAFT 2004 - Sources
cited in notes section
What do they mean by liberty?
Freedom from what???
in prison –
Why were they
willing to go to
…was one of the people that worked for
1815 - 1902
She was also a women’s activist and leader of
the Suffragist Movement
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Transcript of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote
Sixty-sixth Congress of the United States of America; At the First Session,
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the nineteenth day of May,
one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That
the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution, which shall be
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the
legislature of three-fourths of the several States.
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were famous people who
worked for Women’s Suffrage. This meant the right for women to vote.
Women also worked to get greater educational opportunities, especially in
Women earned the right to vote when the U.S. Congress (The part of the
government that passes laws.) approved the 19th Amendment. When enough
state governments agreed (75%), it became law. That happened on August
Women gained the right to vote
in the U.S. in 1920 when the 19th
amendment became law.