Women's Suffrage/Women

Carrie Chapman Katt
A suffragette who was president of the National Women's Suffrage Association, and founder of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Instrumental in obtaining passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
National American Woman Suffrage Association; founded in 1890 to help women win the right to vote; led by Carrie Chapman Catt
Lucretia Mott
organized the first convention on women's rights
19th Amendment
-officially extended the right to vote to women
-barely made 2/3 approval in Congress
Florence Kelley
a woman who worked at the Hull House; successfully lobbied in 1893 for an Illinois anti-sweatshop law that protected women workers and prohibited child labor; lifelong battler for the welfare of women, children, blacks, and consumers; later moved to the Henry Street Settlement in New York and served for three decades as general secretary of the National Consumers League.
Alice Paul
A suffragette who believed that giving women the right to vote would eliminate the corruption in politics.
National Women's Party
Headed by Alice Paul, campaigned for the Equal Rights amendment but it got little support from congress and other feminist groups
League of women voters
A nonpartisan political organization, developed in 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. Its basic purpose is to make democracy work for all citizens.
Mother Jones
a dressmaker in Chicago until a fire destroyed her business. She then devoted her life to the cause of workers. Supported striking railroad workers in Pittsburg, and traveled around the country organizing coal miners and campaigning for improved working conditions. Helped pave the way for reform.