Describe what you see in this cartoon
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The progressive era…what was it???
Women want more a role that is more
that just wife and mother.
Higher education for women opened
doors to other careers such as:
• Teachers
• Nurses
• Social Work that formed new
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Working women face hardships
• Long hours
• Dangerous working conditions
• Easily bullied and cheated by their
• Can’t vote…so they can’t have a say in
the workplace environment
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Muller V. Oregon
1903 Workday was capped at 10 hours
1908 The law is reviewed.
• Argued that the long hours harmed
working women and their families.
• Because they are mothers they are
“properly placed in a class” by
• Laws could now limit the work hours
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1899 National Consumers League
Florence Kelly founded
because she felt women
were hurt by unfair
prices of goods used to
run their homes
Labels “goods
produced under fair,
safe, and healthy
working conditions”
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1899 National Consumers League
• Inspect meatpacking plants
• Workplace safety
• Payments to unemployed.
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Women’s Trade Union League
• Founded by Kelley
• Tried to improve
working conditions for
• Pushed for federal laws
that set a minimum
wage and 8 hour day.
• Created the first strike
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• Progressive Women- what did they
To improve family
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WCTU What are they up to?
More temperance
What is it again?
Never drinking!
This group gains members and momentum
Their work pays off in the form of…
The 18th Amendment!
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WCTU What are they up to?
What is the 18th Amendment???
Outlawed the Production and Sale of Alcohol!
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Who is she and why is she
Margaret Sanger
Felt that family life and women’s health
would improve if women had fewer
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1916 She opened the first
birth control clinic
Margaret Sanger
She was jailed many times as a “public
Finally a federal judge said doctors could
hand out information on family planning!
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1921 Sanger founds:
American Birth Control
Margaret Sanger
She made family planning information
available to more women.
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1896: National Association
of Colored Women (NACW)
Ida Wells
• To help families strive for success
• Assist those who were less fortunate
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NACW helped to set up day
care centers
Ida Wells
• Protect and educate black children while
their parents went to work
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Anti- Lynching Campaign
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The West
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May 1890…
The AWSA and NWSA become one again!
But Why???
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1887 Stone purposed that the AWSA and NSWA
meet to discuss a union of the 2 groups
 Stone stated that the differences
between the two organizations "have
since been largely removed by the
adoption of common principles and
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It took the next 2 years for the ladies to come to
an agreement!
At this point Stanton has distanced herself
from Suffrage
 1889 Anthony campaigns for the
union and for Stanton to be the
Of Stone and Anthony, Stanton wrote: "Lucy and
Susan alike see suffrage only. They do not see
woman's religious and social bondage."
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In February of 1890 the newly-unified National
American Woman Suffrage Association held its
first convention in Washington, D.C., combining
the AWSA and NWSA memberships
Stone was to ill to attend the first national
conference, but she was elected to the executive
committee. Stanton was named president and
Anthony was the vice president.
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Stanton is a figurehead president and Anthony
runs the NAWSA in her absence.
 Stanton passes on October 26, 1902
 Anthony passes on March 3, 1906
The torch is passed to:
Carrie Catt Chapman
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Carrie Catt Chapman
 Educated woman- graduated from
 Campaigns for suffrage in Iowa in
 Member of WCTU
 Close friend and colleague of
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Carrie Catt Chapman
 Anthony selects Chapman as her
successor as president of NAWSA
 Serves from 1900 to 1904
 Serves a second term from 19151920
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Alice Paul