Women's Rights Movement

Valerie Sauder
Mind Map by Valerie Sauder, updated more than 1 year ago
Valerie Sauder
Created by Valerie Sauder about 6 years ago


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Women's Rights Movement
  1. Cult of Domesticity
    1. Piety
      1. Religion: women were to act how their religion told them to
      2. Purity
        1. Virginity: Virginity was a Gift, and they were to remain pure till marriage. It was the wife's job to keep the husband happy.
        2. Domesticity
          1. Homemakers: It was the woman's job to keep up with the housework, her place was in the home while the husband worked.
          2. Submissivness
            1. Submit: Women always were to submit to their husbands and do what was asked of them, including how they looked and dressed.
          3. Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Stanton
            1. 1850:
              1. Susan and Elizabeth became life long friends & activists. They unsuccessfully lobbied congress for the 14th & 15th ammendment
              2. 1869:
                1. National Women's Suffrage Association (NWSA) started.
                2. 1878:
                  1. NWSA put efforts into individual states to start a ripple effect nationwide.
                  2. 1899:
                    1. Wyoming was the first state that allowed women to vote.
                    2. August 26th, 1920:
                      1. The 19th amendment provided full voting rights for women nationally. It was ratified when Tennessee was the 36th state to approve it.
                      2. March 13, 1906
                        1. Susan Brownell Anthony Died March 13, 1906 at the age of 86
                        2. October 26, 1902
                          1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton died October 26, 1902 at the age of 86
                        3. Alice Paul
                          1. 1909
                            1. joined the WSPU and began participating in demonstrations and marches
                              1. Paul was arrested seven times and imprisoned three times, and participated in hunger strikes while in prison. (while with WSPU)
                              2. accepted an organizer's job in the WSPU and was sent to various cities to prepare the ground for demonstrations and symbolic events
                              3. 1913
                                1. Her first big project was organizing the Woman's Suffrage Parade in Washington. this was a day before President Wilson's inauguration
                                2. 1916
                                  1. Paul formed the Congressional Union and then, the National Woman's Party (NWP)
                                  2. 1917
                                    1. United States entered World War I, People thought the picketing Silent Sentinels were being disloyal. In June, 1917, picketers were arrested on charges of "obstructing traffic."
                                      1. Paul began a hunger strike. This led to her being moved to the prison's psychiatric ward and being force-fed raw eggs through a feeding tube
                                      2. August 1920
                                        1. The 19th Amendment to the USA Constitution was ratified, originally it was not going to be passed, but a senator from Tennessee changed his vote when he received a telegram from his mother asking him to support women's suffrage
                                        2. July 9, 1977
                                          1. Alice Paul died at the age of 92.
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