Women's Suffrage

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Women's Suffrage by Mind Map: Women's Suffrage

1. Main Influencers of the movement

1.1. Susan B. Anthony

1.1.1. NAWSA's second president, and close friends with Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1.2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1.2.1. founder of the NAWSA, lived in Rochester New York, was dedicated to the movement

1.3. Lucy Stone

1.4. Ida B. Wells

1.4.1. used her publicity and advantages as a journalist to support and advertise the movement

2. Campaigning Methods

2.1. The women wanted their voices to be heard, and to ensure this, their methods of campaign were more outspoken than normal campaigns

2.2. Petitions were typical in campaigning, and supporters formed petitions

2.3. Pageants were held

2.4. Mass Meetings were held and open to the public to discuss the issues and propose the solutions

2.5. Supporters would participate in street speaking to openly proclaim their beliefs and attempt to persuade others

3. Success and Consequences to Campaigning

3.1. Because of the courageousness of the supporters who campaigned, their actions were very attention drawing, and caught the eye of many congressmen and politicians

3.2. The actions of the campaign were consequential because there would be legal disciplining involved if petitions became too out of hand, people would began to be arrested by the police

3.3. The women pursued campaigning and continued for the greater good of the women in the society

4. Anti-Suffragists

4.1. There were always people who did not support women's suffrage, but it was not until 1911 when an official group was organized around it, the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women

4.2. The anti suffragists would campaign more subtly, but aggressively, regardless

4.3. The effort of the opposing party was ineffectual because the women ended up gaining more support and achieved the passing of an amendment in their favor

5. Challenges

5.1. The 14th Amendment was not a help to the goals of the suffrage movement because this was the amendment that granted men, only, the right to vote, and completely secluded women

5.2. The 15th Amendment was similar to the 14th, however, the terms were more narrow and specified because with the passing of this amendment, women were, once again, ignored, and men of color were now also allowed to vote

5.3. The Movement began to die down because there was no government action being take in support of the movement, and it wasn't until WW1 when the movement was rejuvanated

6. WW1 and Woodrow Wilson

6.1. During the beginning stages of the first World War, a protest broke out and many of the supporters were arrested and were treated extremely harsh. When word spread of the treatment towards these protesters, the campaign gained more supporters and continued to grow

6.2. Woodrow Wilson was a supporter of the Women's Suffrage Movement, and when the passing of the 19th Amendment was being evaluated by Senate, Wilson gave a speech in favor of the passing

6.3. The labor and time of women paid off, and, under the presidency of Woodrow Wilson the 19th amendment was passed, granting women voting rights