Chapter 17 Section 2


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Florence Kelley
social reformer for women, children, blacks, and consumers, later moved to NY and served 30 yrs. as the General Secretary of the National Consumers League
NCL ( National Consumers league)
group organized in 1899 to investigate the conditions under which goods were made and sold and to promote safe working conditions and a minimum wage.
Temperance Movement
movement aimed at stopping alcohol abuse and the problems caused by it.
Margaret Sanger
American leader of the movement to legalize birth control during the early 1900's. As a nurse in the poor sections of New York City, she had seen the suffering caused by unwanted pregnancy. Founded the first birth control clinic in the U.S. and the American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood.
Ida B. Wells
a black teacher, helped form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
The right to vote.
Carrie Chapman Catt
1890s the national suffrage effort was reenergized by her. She studied law and worked as one of the first female school superintendents.
group founded in 1890s that worked on both state and national levels to earn the women the right to vote.
Alice Paul:
Best known leader for the social activists. Raised in a quaker home where she encouraged to be independent.
Nineteenth Amendment
constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote.
What steps did women take to win workers' right?
formed groups:
-National consumers league
- pushed for minimum wage, 8hr shifts, striker funds
- women's trade union league
What tactics did Progressives women use to win the right to vote?
They lobbied congress to pass a constitution amendment, used the referendum process to pass state suffrage laws, recruited wealthy, well-educated women to work for suffrage, and held protest marches and hunger strikes.
How did women of the Progressive Era make progress and win the right to vote?
forming groups to stand up to people who didn't want them to vote
How did suffragists' efforts at the state level affect their effort to win the right to vote at the national level?
Towns, counties, states and territories granted suffrage, in full or in part, throughout the 19th and early 20th century. As women received the right to vote, they began running for, and being elected to, public office. This opened up the idea to a more national effort to win women the right to vote/get the 19th Amendment.