Women's Suffrage

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Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage

Women's suffrage was a time period in the 19th century where women fought for their right to vote and to stand for electoral office. To accomplish this, women formed national and international organizations to create ideas to gain voting rights, and also worked for equal civil rights for women.

prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.



National Woman's Party was a women's organization founded by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns in 1913 that fought for women's rights during the early 20th century in the United States, particularly for the right to vote on the same terms as men.

National Association Opposed to Women Suffrage organization formed in New York City in 1911 during a convention of state antisuffrage groups. Led by Josephine Dodge, the founder and first president, the NAOWS believed that woman suffrage would decrease women’s work in communities and their ability to effect societal reforms.

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Alice Paul

She was an American suffragist and women's rights activist. As the main leader of the campaign, and along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

was an American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Catt served as president of the NAWSA and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.

was an american educator, temperance reformer, and women’s suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1879, and remained president for 19 years.

established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport and sale of (though not the consumption or private possession of) alcohol illegal. Its ratification was certified on January 16, 1919, with the amendment taking effect on January 17, 1920.

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was an American women's rights organization formed in May 1890 as a unification of the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA).The NAWSA was the largest and most important suffrage organization in the United States, and was the primary promoter of women's right to vote.

Carrie Chapman Catt

Frances Willard


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