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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CONCEPT CREATE PLAIN On august 26, 1920 the 19th amendment to the constitution was finally ratified giving all American women and declarinfor the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The History of Women's Rights I can vote? The turning point came in the late 1880s and early 1890s, when the nation experienced a surge of volunteerism among middle-class womenactivists in progressive causes, members of womens clubs and professional societies, temperance advocates, and participants in local civic and charity organizations. The NAWSA began to draw on the support of women activists in organizations as diverse as the Womens Trade Union League, the Womans Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), and the National Consumers League. Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony helped found the National American Suffrage Association to secure the vote for women. Womens contribution to the war effort, both as volunteers and wage earners, finally convinced Wilson and Congress to support the 19th amendment. 1. History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian,Women in Congress, 19172006. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007. The Womens Rights Movement, 18481920,2. Staff, History .com. "The Fight for Womens Suffrage." A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.3. Newman, John J., and John M. Schmalbach. United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Amsco School Publications, 1998. Print. Wyoming was the first to grant full suffrage to women in 1869. By 1900, some states allowed women to vote in local elections, and most allowed women to own and control property after marriage.
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