Women's Suffrage

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Women’s rights have been a concern around the World since almost forever. The biggest advances in these rights, though, happened in America. For almost two hundred years, give or take some breaks, women have been doing what they could to advance their rights. Women did more to expand their rights before and during WWII, though. They spread their message by holding protests, stepping outside of the boundaries given to them, and reaching out to other women. Once the Civil War was over, women wasted no time beginning their fight for their rights again. To bring together the people of their cause, the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was created in 1887 (McGill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton). Elizabeth Cady Stanton became the first acting president (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). To gain more people to support their cause, the NAWSA teamed up with the newly freed slaves (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). Together, they hoped to further their causes and lend support when it was needed. In the mid-1890’s, Stanton also created the first Women’s Bible(McGill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton). It wasn’t accepted into the NAWSA, though, because the members feared the controversy around (McGill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton). In the early 1900’s, women made one of their chief advancements for their cause. In 1869, the NAWSA did a statewide campaign to have states adopt the legislation that the suffrage created (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). By 1912, only nine states had adopted the legislation (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). Since they needed a two-third majority to make it national, NAWSA and other feminists began to be more active than they had been (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). They organized rallies, parades, silent vigils, and even hunger strikes... ... middle of paper ... ... McGill, Sara Ann. "Elizabeth Cady Stanton." EBSCO. EBSCO, 2005. Web. 22 Jan. 2014. . Stevenson, Keira. "Gloria Steinem." EBSCO. EBSCO, 2005. Web. 22 Jan. 2014. . "Tennessee Ratification of 19th Amendment." National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2014. . Unknown. "The Great Depression." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 20 May 2014. .

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  • Explains that women's rights have been a concern around the world since almost forever, but the biggest advances in these rights happened in america. women did more to expand their rights before and during wwii.
  • Explains that the national american women's suffrage association (nawsa) was created in 1887 to bring together the people of their cause. elizabeth cady stanton became the first acting president.
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