Women and the Right to Vote

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Women and the Right to Vote by Mind Map: Women and the Right to Vote

1. 1840 Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are barred from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London. This prompts them to hold a Women's Convention in the US.

2. 1848 Seneca Falls, New York is the location for the first Women's Rights Convention. Elizabeth Stanton writes "The Declaration of Sentiments" creating the agenda of women's activism for decades to come.

3. 1910 The Women’s Political Union organizes the first suffrage parade in New York City.

4. 1915 Forty thousand march in a NYC suffrage parade. Many women are dressed in white and carry placards with the names of the states they represent.

4.1. 1917 New York women gain suffrage.

5. 1918 President Woodrow Wilson states his support for a federal woman suffrage amendment and addresses the Senate about adopting woman suffrage at the end of World War I.

6. 1919 The Senate finally passes the Nineteenth Amendment and the ratification process begins.

7. August 26, 1920 Three quarters of the state legislatures ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. American Women win full voting rights.

8. 1870 The Fifteenth Amendment gave black men the right to vote. NWSA refused to work for its ratification and instead the members advocate for a Sixteenth Amendment that would dictate universal suffrage. Frederick Douglass broke with Stanton and Anthony over the position of NWSA.

9. 1878 A Woman Suffrage Amendment is proposed in the U.S. Congress. When the 19th Amendment passes forty-one years later, it is worded exactly the same as this 1878 Amendment.

10. 1887 The first vote on woman suffrage is taken in the Senate and is defeated.

11. 1890 NWSA and AWSA merge and the National American Woman Suffrage Association is formed. Stanton is the first president. The Movement focuses efforts on securing suffrage at the state level.

12. 1890 The Progressive Era begins. Women from all classes and backgrounds enter public life. Women's roles expand and result in an increasing politicization of women. Consequently the issue of woman suffrage becomes part of mainstream politics.

13. 1895 Elizabeth Cady Stanton publishes The Woman’s Bible. After its publication, NAWSA moves to distance itself from Stanton because many conservative suffragists considered her to be too radical and, thus, potentially damaging to the suffrage campaign.