2.25.09 - 2/25/09 CLASS NOTES SUFFRAGE a long process for...

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2/25/09 CLASS NOTES SUFFRAGE - a long process for the women to get the vote - power of authority - voting and law based on unity - fear of equality between husband and wife would create chaos in the family which would also mean chaos outside the home - could continue that chaos in the community - U.S. born women who married a foreign man would lose their citizenship and take the nationality of the man - The rich were trying to marry off their daughters to European nobility - Women take notice of this law - Ethel MacKenzie o Born in CA o Married in 1909 (British man) o Women’s right to vote o Attempts to register to vote o Denied her application because of her British husband o Started to challenge the law o It claimed the identity of husband and wife was one - this decision angers women and they try to change the law - it isn’t changed until 1922 - permits U.S. women to keep their citizenship with one condition, if they married a Chinese or Japanese man, they would lose their citizenship - the ability to vote was determined on how much property you owned - greatly expands voting privilages for white men (by mid-1820s) - Elizabeth Cady Stanton o Women’s rights convention o Gets in front of the grays and declares that women should have the right to vote (first woman to demand) - it would take more than 70 years before white women could vote - racial discrimination forces black women to wait longer to vote (1965) (Voting Rights Act) - the long delay was caused by belief held by both men and women that women don’t belong in the political arena - believed that women depended on men to cast the vote - women’s rights advocates dedicated their causes: o abolition o women’s rights - once abolition was achieved, a lot of people argued it was more important for black males to vote and shouldn’t be jeopardized by the woman - the movement splinters because the women became divided: o Susan B Anthony
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o Elizabeth Cady Stanton o Lucy Stone - Anthony/Stanton faction called themselves “National Women’s Suffrage Assocation” - They fought for the women to vote - Stone faction called themselves “ American Women Suffrage Association” and focused on states to change their minds for letting women to vote - After the women are shut out of the 15 th Amendment - The encountered a great deal of opposition
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2009 for the course HIS 146 taught by Professor Belmore during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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2.25.09 - 2/25/09 CLASS NOTES SUFFRAGE a long process for...

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