1889 – 1920 Modernizing America Woman Suffrage

Key Ideas

1. The fight for woman suffrage was not new in this era, but the rise of social reform gave it new momentum.

2. Women across racial, economic, and social lines fought for the vote using a variety of strategies and tactics.

3. Not all women wanted the vote, and the anti-suffrage movement was led by many outspoken women.

4. The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment enfranchised women nationally, but it also raised questions about how to empower women to exercise their new right to vote.

Introduction