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Timeline of Women's Suffrage in the West to 1914
Declaration of Sentiments
Seneca Falls Convention published the Declaration of Sentiments and was followed by 12 years of national conventions that asserted the right of women to vote.
National Women's Rights Convention
Annual meetings of the National Women's Rights Convention.
The 15th Amendment
The 15th Amendment gives all men, including freed male slaves, the right to vote. But Congress refuses to provide for universal suffrage for both men and women.
The National Woman Suffrage Association and
the American Woman Suffrage Association
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony found the National Woman Suffrage Association with the explicit goal of gaining women the right to vote in the United States. Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell form the American Woman Suffrage Association with the goal of gaining women the right to vote in the states.
Wyoming enters the Union having given women the right to vote statewide.
National American Woman Suffrage Association
The two woman suffrage organizations combine to make the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Colorado, encouraged by the Populist Party, gives women the right to vote in state elections.
Utah and Idaho
Utah and Idaho, which were dominated politically by the Mormons, give women the right to vote in state and local elections.
Washington extends women the right to vote after several earlier efforts had nearly succeeded but ultimately failed.
California approves suffrage after a 20-year campaign by women's groups and Progressives.
Oregon, Kansas, and Arizona
Oregon extends the vote after five failed ballot initiatives from 1884 to 1910; Kansas extends the vote for presidential and state-wide elections after several decades in which women had the right to vote and hold office in cities and towns; Arizona extends the right to vote to women a few months after becoming a state.
Montana and Nevada
Montana and Nevada vote woman suffrage, after finding themselves surrrounded by states with universal suffrage.
"The Awakening," Puck Magazine, February 20, 1915
In the mid-1910s, poet and playwright Alice Duer Miller was publishing a series of poems in support of suffrage which she collected into a book called Are Women People?. Puck Magazine republished one of these poems and commissioned the illustration, "The Awakening," to accompany the poem. The animator was Hy Mayer, a long-time illustrator for the New York Times who had just been appointed head animator for Puck Magazine, a popular magazine of political and social satire at the turn of the century.
The woman in the cartoon is Lady Liberty with her lantern of enlightenment and a garment that says "Votes for Women." She is striding from the western states, which by 1915 had given women the right to vote in all elections -- national, state, and local -- to women who are portrayed as being sunk into a chasm or hole in the eastern and southern states and reaching up to her for help and assistance.
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