2016/12 Women’s Suffrage

As we ponder the outcomes of the 2016 election season, here are

7 Things You Might Not Know about the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The U.S. women’s suffrage movement had its roots in the abolition movement.

After the Civil War, many abolitionists and women’s rights activists parted ways over the question of female suffrage.

The women’s suffrage movement launched its own fashion craze.

A woman ran for political office nearly 50 years before women got the vote.

Susan B. Anthony (and 15 other women) voted illegally in Rochester, New York in the presidential election of 1872; Anthony was subsequently tried and convicted of violating the 14th Amendment.

The women’s suffrage movement in Britain was far more militant than its counterpart in the United States.

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