Pacific Northwest Women's Rights Movement

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The Women Suffrage movement is a very interesting topic in the United States. In the Pacific Northwest the movement of the women 's suffrage has a long in the history of good and bad time. This movement is very important in American history and its is important to the Pacific Northwest as it would shape not only the culture of the country, but change the way of life in Northwest even if some of the State did not want to give women the rights to vote. These women really want their freedom in the United States of America. This can be seen in many different articles of New Northwest and photos that were taken during the time of the women 's suffrage movement. These sources will also show that women at this time were not push over. In this…show more content…
The women 's suffrage movement in the Pacific Northwest did get some successes in their fight for women 's rights. For example, in 1878 when Oregon passed laws giving married women right to own land and do with as they please and in 1881 Washington passed a similar law . It was not all successes these women face many hardships within the Pacific Northwest, especially from Washington territory . Multiple time in the New Northwest there were article warning women about the rumor of the someone was trying to overturn the women 's suffrage law in Washington state. In the article that I want to focus on is called Last call to Women of the Washington Territory , which was published in October 30, 1884, it informs the it’s reader that there is a plot which is being led by Liquor Dealer Associations of San Francisco, Portland and St. Paul to have women suffrage law repeal in Washington. According to the Article that they were afraid of women have power women would get like being on a jury and passing laws that would affect liquor traffic. The Article further tells the women to be alert to what is going on within their territory and to not let this happen to their rights. The article goes states that if this happen that it would be blown to movement that this would cause would…show more content…
These women were determined to get the same right as that there were many campaigns on in the United States. It was no different in the Northwest. There were many photos taken in of time and many of the women suffrage movement. On photo that got my attention when I first saw it was a photo of Abigail Scott Duniway outside on someone 's patio about to sign an important looking document with a man and women standing right next to her. This Photo was created on November 30 1912 and the photo is in brown coloration which shows the age of the photo. The photo that got my attention was picture was titled “Abigail Scott Duniway signing first Equal Suffrage Proclamation ever made by a woman. Governor Oswald West, who had signed the Proclamation is shown looking at, and acting President Dr. Viola M. Coe is standing near” on the Library of Congress . This image and title tell the story about Abigail Scott Duniway who is activist for women right sign the first Equal Suffrage Proclamation made by a woman and it being one of most influential women of the Pacific Northwest women 's suffrage movement that is sign that document. This photo also shows how those long years of working toward women right and this picture show that they are one more step closer to their
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