Suffrage

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Suffrage

  1. 1. The Foremothers of True Democracy Women's Suffrage Movement
  2. 2. The Road to the Voting Booth <ul><li>Seneca Falls, 1848: At this convention, many of the women’s rights leaders met and declared their intentions to fight for the vote </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Suffragettes: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony <ul><li>Organized the Seneca Falls convention </li></ul><ul><li>Drew up legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote speeches and essays advocating women’s rights </li></ul><ul><li>Fought for not only suffrage, but equality </li></ul><ul><li>Life-long friends </li></ul>
  4. 4. Civil Disobedience in Action <ul><li>Parading for votes </li></ul><ul><li>Carrying the banner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Civil Disobedience in Action <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alice Paul, an “Iron Jawed Angel” <ul><li>Alice Paul celebrates the passage of the 19 th Amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote. </li></ul>

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