Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage

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  • Supporters of women's suffrage believed that women should get better education, employment opportunities, and be involved in politics.
  • MORE RIGHTS FOR WOMEN!!
  • Those who supported women’s suffrage created organizations. For example, the National Woman Suffrage Association (also known as the NWSA) was formed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
  • NWSA
  •  Some white women didn’t want Black citizens to join their efforts, because they didn’t want to lose support from southern lawmakers. This didn’t stop colored women from trying. Ida B. Wells organized a group of Black women to join the Women's Suffrage Parade, and went to the front after she had been told to leave.
  • MORE RIGHTS FOR WOMEN!!
  • Women tended to have “domestic spheres,” while men had “public spheres. For some women who tended to “nurture,” it was a fearful thought for the balance of spheres to be tipped. Many wealthy women had “domestic spheres” that spread over whole communities. Some of these women didn’t want their power to be altered.
  •  An Anti-Suffrage Newspaper in New York stated that this “feminism” was “destroying” the purpose of women. It stated that the lack of cleaning in households would cause sickness.
  •  Back in 1918, Tennessee Representative John A. Moon spoke out against the 19th amendment. He stated that it’s “real purpose” was to remove representation for the Southern States.
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