The National American Womens Suffrage Association
The 19th Ammendment
The First Women's Rights Convention held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19 and 20, 1848. An estimated three hundred women and men attended the Convention, including Lucretia Mott and Frederick Douglass. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the first convention.
American organization created in 1890 by the merger of the two major rival Womens rights organizations- the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association- after 21 years of independent operation. NAWSA was initially headed by past executives of the two merged groups, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. The strategy of the newly formed organization was to push for the ratification of enough state suffrage amendments to force Congress to approve a federal amendment.
Wyoming was the first out of 9 states to approve the ratification of the 19th amendment. Then, 8 other states started to approve the ratification ,