Women's Suffrage Dbq

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If we want to get something great it will take a lot of effort. This is exactly what women did to help get their goal on August 18, 1920. Although many thought they would not win their battle, they did. They made it possible for all women to have the ability to vote. What they accomplished, showed that through willpower and courage, anything can be achieved. Although many claimed that giving women the right to vote was not the smart decision, women proved they were worthy by organizing three things: parades, protests, and conventions, getting the president on their side, and winning the final vote. These three things alone attest to what they were able to accomplish, not to mention all the protestings and work behind the scenes to make this …show more content…

history. com. The movement was led by some very inspirational women including Elizabeth Stanton, Susan Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, and several others. They put many hours, days, and years into their work, to make the right to vote possible for all women. They demanded equality. Women would no longer be looked upon as the lesser half, they wanted to be seen just as capable as men. So they fought for their right starting in 1848. This movement took years, to be exact 72 years. These women had some persistence to stay with their battle no matter how tough it was. The first part in winning women's suffrage was the parades and protests. They fought this battle by stating that the 14th and 15th amendments were in violation, that they were not truly citizens without the right to vote. They would have rallies trying to make their point across. To help spread awareness of women's suffrage, two different organizations were …show more content…

This meant that both houses would have to vote yes in order for there to be a change. A year after Wilson pledged his support, the House of Representatives started the process of considering Susan B. Anthony's amendment to the constitution, which stated that all women and men of any race should be given the right to vote. The first time it was put to vote it failed, but the second time three years later it passed by a vote of 274 to 136. This thrilled women all across America, they had won half the battle. They had to next convince the Senate, but they were on a timeline. According to With Courage and Cloth: Winning the fight for a Women's Right to Vote, "rules required the amendment to pass both chambers in the same legislative session. " This meant they had only 14 months to convince Congress. By the time July rolled around they had gained a lot of support in the Senate but were still two votes short from the amendment passing. No one, including the suffragists or Wilson, could convince any "no" or "maybe" votes into a "yes". So Alice Paul turned to her banners. They marched everywhere with these banners to help gain support. On October 1 the Senate voted and it failed to pass by two votes. Again on February 10th they voted and it failed by one vote. On March 3, 1919, Congress adjourned so the House vote no longer counted. They had to start over. On May 21 the House again

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