In class today we will learn about the Women's suffrage movement.
It all started with the Seneca Fall Convention in 1848 when the leaders of the movement met in person.
Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul were both leaders in the suffrage movement. Susan's arrest inspire many to be strong and Alice helped secure the 19th amendment.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.
I didn't know that!
President Woodrow Wilson was the one to agree to the suffrage amendment.
Many thought that women would not have time to vote because they were cleaning, but others thought that they were different from men so they should be able to vote. The people in the west were full suffrage, however those in the south were not.