Suffrage at Last

• • • • • Leaders of women’s suffrage - Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony In 1866, Anthony and Stanton founded American Equal Rights Association In 1890 – Wyoming first state to grant full women’s suffrage Civil disobedience - nonviolent refusal to obey a law in an effort to change it Two paths toward suffrage: • • 1. Constitutional amendment 2. Individual states hold power

• • • Constitutional amendment approach stalled many times before 1890 – Anthony, Stanton, and Stone founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) From 1892 – 1900 Anthony served as president of organization

• • • • • • • • Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul emerges Formed the Congressional Union (CU) – organization founded by Paul A split in the movement had Paul performing radical militant movements while Catt and the NAWSA discouraged those actions Catt worked on state suffrage campaigns In 1917 New York allowed women’s suffrage WWI had more women in factories than ever before 18 th Amendment – prohibited liquor – no longer fought suffrage 1919 - Congress proposed and passed the suffrage amendment 19 th Amendment – last major reform of Progressivism