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How a Movement Grows: 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

On its 100th anniversary, we revisit the coalitions built in search of women's suffrage, and the struggles that continued after the passing of the suffrage amendment.

Women picket outside the White House in support the 19th Amendment
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  • Photo Credit: Public domain

Abolition and the Suffrage Movement

Portraits of three suffragettes
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  • Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sarah Parker Remond (left to right).

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Temperance and the Suffrage Movement

Carrie Nation stands in front of a destroyed bar with hatchet tucked under her arm.
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  • Political cartoon of Carrie Nation, radical Temperance seeker. 

    Photo Credit: Public domain

The Seneca Falls Convention

The Suffrage Movement After the Civil War

Two women hold a banner with the words National Woman Suffrage Association
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  • Katherine McCormick (l) and Mrs. Charlie Parker (r), in 1913.

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The Fin de Siècle

A woman dashes through a crowd. Caption reads "While in the act of voting, Mrs. Jones remembers that she has left a cake in the oven."
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  • Photo Credit: LSE Library / Flickr (CC)

The Movement Regains Ground in the 20th Century

Women march through Washington D.C.
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  • The 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession.

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The Final Shift

Women picket outside the White House in 1917.
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  • The National Woman's Party pickets outside the White House, 1917.

    Photo Credit: National Park Service

The State of Suffrage After the 19th Amendment