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Women s suffrage

Women's suffrage

Julia Feldman

Sam Levine

Jessica Ebert

Aren Berkenbush

Susan b anthony
Susan B. Anthony

  • Background

    • Brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions

    • Susan was a teacher for fifteen years and after became active in temperance

    • Since she is a woman she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies

    • With having that experience it lead her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led her to join the women's rights movement in 1852

    • Ever since she has dedicated her life to women’s suffrage

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Susan B. Anthony

  • What she did

  • Published "The Revolution" from 1868-1870, a weekly paper about the woman suffrage movement whose motto read, "Men their rights and nothing more, women their rights and nothing less.

  • First person arrested, put on trial and fined for voting on November 5, 1872. Unable to speak in her defense she refused to pay "a dollar of your unjust penalty."

  • Wrote the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in 1878, which later became the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

  • Helped found the National American Woman's Suffrage Association in 1890, which focused on a national amendment to secure women the vote.

  • Founded the International Council of Women (1888) and the International Woman Suffrage Council (1904), which brought international attention to suffrage.

Elizabeth cady stanton
Elizabeth cady Stanton

  • Background

    • She graduated from the Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary in 1832.

    • She was drawn to the abolitionist, temperance, and women's rights movements through visits to the home of her cousin, the reformer GerritSmith.

    • In 1840 Elizabeth Cady Stanton married a reformer Henry Stanton and they went at once to the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London, where she joined other women in objecting to their exclusion from the assembly.

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Elizabeth cady Stanton

  • What she did

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton held the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848.

  • Wrote and lectured on women's rights and other reforms of the day.

  • After meeting Susan B Anthony in the early 1850s, she was one of the leaders in promoting women's rights in general and the right to vote in particular.

  • During the Civil War Elizabeth Cady Stanton concentrated her efforts on abolishing slavery, but afterwards she became even more outspoken in promoting women suffrage.

  • Stanton was the National Women’s Suffrage Association’s first president.


  • In the early 1800’s, women did not have the right to vote and had very limited education

  • July 19-20, 1848: Seneca Falls

  • A women’s rights convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • 1st serious discussion about women’s suffrage

  • Wrote the Declaration of Sentiments: demanded equality with men, the right to vote, and equal opportunities for women

  • Declaration of Sentiments was modeled after the Declaration of Independence

  • This outraged and angered men all over the nation, it challenged the custom ways of the nation

  • Seneca Falls did not resolve the issue of women’s suffrage, but throughout the years women will continue to fight for the rights they deserve