The American Women Suffrage Association (AWSA)

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The Women’s Rights movement is a movement about women wanting their rights and freedom as a women, and later on wanting the right to vote in the 20th century. The emergence of the movement was a gathering of women’s rights in the United States held July 19-20, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. The principal organizers are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Cady Stanton was a mother of four in upstate New York, and Lucretia Mott was a Quaker abolitionist. Both women worked with Martha Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt, to send out a call about the women’s conference. About 100 people attended the convention. Two thirds of the people were women, and the other third were men. Stanton and Mott read the “Declaration of Sentiments…show more content…
This organization was formed by Lucy Stone, Henry B. Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, T.W. Higginson, and many others. Lucy Stone was a one time Massachusetts anti slavery advocate and a prominent lobbyist for women rights. This organization fought for the franchise on a state by state basis. The organization encouraged male officers, supported the Republican party, and counted the abolitionists among its ranks. The organization drafted a constitution that focused on achieving the vote for women. This organization only had a regional reach, and was also pro the 15th…show more content…
The two groups, National Woman Suffrage Association, and the American Woman Suffrage Association united together to create this organization. First it was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, then it was led by Susan B. Anthony, then by Carrie Chapman Catt, then by Anna Howard Shaw, then by Carrie Chapman Catt again, and then by Caroline McCormick Slade. The organization represented millions of women, and was the main organization of smaller local and state groups. The National American Woman Suffrage Association participated in parades, and many annual conventions. The organization also sponsored many newspaper, and a suffrage press that published pamphlets and books.It began to draw on the support of women activists in many organizations. Organizations that they supported were Women’s Trade Union League, The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), and the National Consumer’s League. The organization worked as a partisan organization focused on gaining the vote in states, though managerial problems and a lack of coordination initially limited its
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