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How did the passage of the 19th amendment change America?

As we have discussed the 1920's were a period of great change in America. The success of women's groups in getting prohibition passed was tied to the movement to gain the right to vote. The quest for the passage of this amendment, eventually passed as the 19th, was known as the suffrage movement.


I. Women's Right to Vote - The 19th Amendment is passed

A. Early Efforts

1. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Seneca Falls Conv.

2. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton - National Women's Suffrage Association

3. Lucy Stone - American Women's Suffrage Association

4. Merger of two groups (1890) - National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA)

B. Success at the State level

1. Wyoming territory admitted with the vote

2. Utah, Colorado and Idaho follow.

C. National Success

1. 1915 - NAWSA membership reaches 2 million under leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt.

2. 1918 - House passes amendment, fails senate.

3. 1919 - Women help elect new Senate, passes Senate.

4. 1920, August 26th - States ratify

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