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The true Republic men, their rights and nothing more - women, their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony
Extract of Womans Suffrage United States Wikipedia
Women's suffrage in the United States was achieved gradually, at state and local levels during the late 19th century and early 20th century, culminating in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provided: "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.
On June 1848, the Liberty Party, composed entirely of men, made women's suffrage a plank in their presidential campaign. The next month, the Seneca Falls Convention issued the first formal demand authored by US women for suffrage. During the 1850s the National Woman's Rights Conventions and Lucy Stone organized women's suffrage petitions campaigns in several states, and Stone became the first person to appeal for woman suffrage before a body of lawmakers when she addressed the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1853. Agitation was suspended during the Civil War but resumed in 1865 when the National Woman's Rights Committee issued a petition asking Congress to amend the United States Constitution to prohibit states from disfranchising citizens "on the ground of sex.
The formation of two rival organizations the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), founded by Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe. Both organizations initially campaigned for a Sixteenth Amendment to give women the vote.
Despite the political subversion of anti-suffragists, particularly in Tennessee, three quarters of state legislatures ratify the Nineteenth Amendment on 26 August 1920 American women win full voting rights ,Although women were granted the right to vote in 1920, women did not turn out to the polls in the same numbers as men until 1980.
|Jane Addams||6 September 1860||21 May 1935||Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize|
|Susan Brownell Anthony||15 February 1820||13 March 1906||Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856 she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.|
|Antoinette Louisa Blackwell||20 May 1825||5 November 1921||Antoinette Brown Blackwell , was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the United States, she was co-founder, with Lucy Stone, of the American Woman Suffrage Association|
|Madeline Breckinridge||20 May 1872||25 November 1920||Madeline McDowell Breckinridge was a leader of the women's suffrage movement and one of Kentucky's leading progressive reformers whose efforts focused on child welfare, health issues, and women’s rights.|
|Laura Clay||9 February 1849||29 June 1941||Laura Clay was co-founder and first president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association,she was a leader of the American women's suffrage movement. She was the first woman to have her name placed into nomination for the presidency at the convention of a major political party.|
|Emma (Smith) DeVoe||22 Aug 1848||3 Sep 1927||Acccording to Wikipedia, "Emma Smith DeVoe was born on August 22, 1848, in Roseville, Illinois. As a child she saw a speech made by Susan B. Anthony, which inspired her to become a suffragette when she was only eight years old.In 1880 she married John Henry DeVoe, who supported her throughout her life and aided her in her campaigns, which, in addition to women's suffrage, included reform, statehood, and temperance. Emma became an excellent public speaker over time and was mentored by Susan B. Anthony herself."|
|Marjorie Stoneman Douglas||7 April 1890||14 May 1998||Marjory Stoneman Douglas was called the "Grand Dame of the Everglades" [Florida] for her efforts to prevent them from being drained for development. She was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist.|
|Katharine Martha Hepburn||2 February 1878||17 March 1951||Katharine Hepburn was a feminist social reformer and a leader of the American suffrage movement, served as president of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage Association joined the National Woman's Party She was the mother of Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn|
|Julia Ward Howe||27 May 1819||17 October 1910||Julia Ward Howe was a prominent American abolitionist,social activist, poet,she helped found the New England Women’s club and the New England Woman Suffrage Association, and the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".|
|Alice Stokes Paul||11 January 1885||9 July 1977||Alice Stokes Paul was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist.She help lead a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920|
|Hannah Jane Patterson||5 November 1879||21 August 1937||Hannah Jane Patterson was a pioneer advocate of women's suffrage and a dominant figure in the feminist movement. She was a significant factor in getting both party platforms to endorse suffrage by state action.|
|Anna Shaw||14 February 1847||2 July 1919||Anna Howard Shaw was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States.|
|Elizabeth Stanton||12 November 1815||26 October 1902||Elizabeth Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement.She wrote the Declaration of Sentiments as a call to arms for female equality.|
|Frances Willard||28 September 1839||17 February 1898||Frances Willard was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist.Her influence was instrumental in the passage of the Eighteenth (Prohibition) and Nineteenth (Women Suffrage) Amendments to the United States Constitution.|
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