Women Suffrage


The campaign of women to win the right to vote began in the 1840s. At first it was met with a great deal of antagonism. During the 1880s and 1890s, the movement began to lose steam, and it wasn't until the early 1900s that it revived, this time with renewed enthusiasm. One of its strongest supporters was Susan B. Anthony. In fact the 19th Amendment is often called the "Susan B. Anthony Amendment." Find a biographical sketch of this great champion of women's rights -- http://www.susanbanthonyhouse.org/ -- and answer the following:

1. Who was Susan B. Anthony's close friend and associate who helped carry the flag through many of the campaigns waged to improve the rights of women?

    A Barbara Bush

    B Margaret Brent

    C Lucy Stone

    D Elizabeth Cady Stanton

2. Susan B. Anthony is perhaps best remembered as the pioneer of rights for women. But there were other areas of reform for which she also worked very hard. What were her other "causes"?

    A She fought for social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women.

    B She fought for the abolition of child labor.

    C She fought for better working conditions for women, unions for women, and against alcohol.

3. Why did Miss Anthony never enjoy the privilege afforded women by the 19th Amendment?

    A She died in 1906.

    B Because the amendment was ratified in 1920.

    C Both A and B above.

4. How important is it for those who run for president to win the votes of women?


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