Module 11 - Women's rights

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Module 11 - Women's rights

  1. 1. Women's Rights
  2. 2. 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. .
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. USII.3e FCPS DRAFT 2004 - Sources cited in notes section Suffrage For Women
  5. 5. What do they mean by liberty? Freedom from what???
  6. 6. Suffragetists in prison – Why were they willing to go to jail??? http://memory.lo c.gov/ammem/c ollections/suffra ge/nwp/prisoner _gallery.html
  7. 7. Opposition to Suffrage for women
  8. 8. During the Progressive Era there were ongoing efforts to change the laws of the United States
  9. 9. Women’s Suffrage
  10. 10. The Suffrage Movement worked on getting women equal rights by getting them the right to vote.
  11. 11. 1. Increased Educational Opportunities
  12. 12. 2. Attained Voting Rights For Women
  13. 13. Women gained the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States…
  14. 14. Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906
  15. 15. …was one of the people that worked for women’s suffrage
  16. 16. Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815 - 1902 She was also a women’s activist and leader of the Suffragist Movement
  17. 17. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked together to help women get the right to vote
  18. 18. Transcript of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920) 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. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women. 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. "ARTICLE ————. "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."
  19. 19. Important Data: 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 college. 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 18, 1920 Women gained the right to vote in the U.S. in 1920 when the 19th amendment became law.

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