Carrie Chapman Catt - Legend of the 20s

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  • Hi! My name is Carrie Chapman Catt. I was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Iowa. I went to college and was at the top of my class, and also the only woman in my class. I later became a law clerk, a teacher, and a principal.
  • My husband, George Catt, encouraged me to be involved in Women's Suffrage. I worked as a professional writer and lecturer for the Woman Suffrage Association in Iowa.
  • Soon, I moved up in the ranks and I started working internationally for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. In 1900 I became president of the NAWSA and in 1902 I helped organize the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. I helped women around the world have equal rights while traveling abroad with the IWSA.
  • The NWASA got the support of the U.S. House and Senate along with the states' support to help the women's suffrage act. Soon the NWASA got support from President Woodrow Wilson.
  • On August 26, 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment was passed and part of the U.S. Constitution. Now women had the right to vote!
  • I improved the 1920s (and many years on) for women not only in the United States, but in other countries too by spreading awareness about the woman suffrage act. Now many women around the world can vote!
  • https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/naw/cattbio.html http://catt.org/ccabout.html
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