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Unformatted text preview: 2/2 I. The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage; 19 th amendment A. Barely succeeded B. Strategy: courts vs. state legislatures vs. amendment C. Analysis of triumph: highly controversial 1. Opposition to women’s suffrage 2. Dominant NAWSA interpretation to 1960s 3. Pro- WPP interpretation 4. Other considerations a. international influences b. World War I (1914- 1918) c. other women’s reform pressures d. race and racism (e.g. Virginia- case study (bifocal lens)) 5. Shared pro- suffrage rhetoric Voting Rights Act of 1965- African American’s right to vote 1848 Seneca falls convention; 72 year struggle for women’s rights Women’s struggle for the right to vote: women argued under 14 th amendment that they had the right to vote. Court said vote is not a right, but a privilege. Turned to states, 1910- 12 states ratified congress, state’s process to get amendment in constitution, need 2/3rds vote in senate/ HOR and president to sign. ratified by ¾ of states Many female activists died fighting for women’s rights/ suffrage-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth...
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- Spring '08