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Tiverton Middle School: Women's History Month

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U.S. history is filled with strong women, without whom the country would be a very different place. For example, Clara Barton, a nurse during the Civil War, founded the American Red Cross and Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, led others to freedom as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. Without Shoshone interpreter and guide Sacagawea, who knows what would have happened to Lewis and Clark? So why did it take until 1920 before women won full voting rights? By the 1830s, a backlash had started among women who wanted more than to be submissive wives and mothers; they wanted to be citizens with full rights and opportunities. In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott headed the Seneca falls Convention in New York and things really got started after the Civil War ended. In 1869, Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the National Woman Suffrage Association and began the fight for equal voting rights. Women went on hunger strikes and marched at the White House – many were jailed and beaten – until finally, on November 2, 1920, over eight million American women voted for the first time. Learn more from the links below:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucretia Mott
Susan B. Anthony
The Woman Suffrage Movement
Woman Suffrage Timeline (1840-1920)
Woman's Suffrage History Timeline
Women’s Suffrage Movement
Women's suffrage
Women's Suffrage

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