The Women 's Suffrage Movement

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1. Carrie Chapman Catt: President of NAWSA, led the campaign for women’s suffrage during Wilson 's administration. 2. NAWSA: National American Woman Suffrage Association. Founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to secure the vote for women. 3. True Womanhood: (1820s-1840s) Idea that the ideal woman should possess the traits of piety, purity, domesticity & submissiveness. 4. President Woodrow Wilson: Was against the women’s suffrage movement. 5. Jeannette Rankin (Montana): In 1916, before women could legally vote, she became the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. 6. Separate Spheres: Nineteenth century idea that men and women, especially of the middle class, should have different roles in society; women as wives, mothers, and homemakers; men as breadwinners and participants in business and politics. 7. Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist and, along with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement. 8. National Woman 's Party: A group of militant suffragists, led by Alice Paul, who took to the streets with mass pickets, parades, and hunger strikes to persuade the government to give them the right to vote. 9. Picketing the White House, 1917-1919: A strategy used by the suffragists to gain government support for the 19th Amendment 10. Declaration of Sentiments (1848): Declared that all "people are created equal"; used the Declaration of

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