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Women’s Suffrage – The U.S. Movement, Leaders & Amendment

Contents

  1. Women’s Rights Movement Begins
  2. Seneca Falls Convention
  3. Civil War and Civil Rights
  4. The Progressive Campaign for Suffrage
  5. Winning the Vote at Last

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Women’s Rights Movement Begins

The campaign for women’s suffrage began in earnest in the decades before the Civil War. During the 1820s and 30s, most states had extended the franchise to all white men, regardless of how much money or property they

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Women’s Summit

After careful consideration monitoring public health advisories, we have decided to move forward with the 2020 Women’s Summit® as a virtual conference on Wednesday, June 10.

Although we held out hope that postponing the Women’s Summit® until June 10 would allow us to gather together as we have for the past 22 years, we believe this new format is the safest alternative for our Women’s Summit community of more than 1,000 people.

Modeling great flexibility, our speakers and sponsors are working with us to make the transition to

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