Glossary

13th amendment: In 1865, passed by Congress this amendment abolished slavery.

 

14th amendment: In 1868, it addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws.

 

15th amendment: In 1870, granted the African-American men, the right to vote.

 

19th amendment: In 1920, because Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights

 

Abolitionism: Movement to end slavery.

 

Abolitionist: A person who wanted to end slavery.

 

Activist: An especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause.

 

Affirmative-action: An action policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in employment or education.

 

Alice Paul: A Quaker and leader of the Association of NWP also known as National Woman's party. She fought for the women's right to vote.

 

AWSA: The American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) was a single-issue national organization formed in 1869 in Boston.

 

Betty Friedan: The writer of The Feminine Mystique which was published in 1963 and criticizes the roles of women in the problem that women weren't satisfied with being at home.

 

Carrie Chapman Catt: Leader of NAWSA, pushed the President to get the suffrage amendment and at first wanted to take that state-by-state, but then later wanted to get the suffrage amendment for the whole country at once.

 

Citizenship: The state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen.

 

Civil Rights: Rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or a minority group.

 

Contraception: Birth control.

 

Declaration of Sentiments: It's a document 68 women and 32 men signed at the first convention organized by women.

 

Disenfranchisement: To take away the right to vote

 

Domesticity: It's home or family life.

Equal Rights Amendment: A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating that civil rights may not be denied, on the basis of ones sex

 

Feminism:The advocacy of the woman's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

 

Franchise: The right as a citizen. The right to vote.

 

Inalienable: Unable to be taken away from or given away by the processor.

 

Jurisdiction:The official power to make legal decisions and judgments.

 

League of Women Voters: Was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association

 

Martha Hughes Cannon: A Welsh-born immigrant to the United States, a polygamous wife, physician, Utah women's rights advocate and suffragist, and Utah State Senator.

 

NAWSA: National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), American organization created in 1890 by the merger of the two major rival women’s rights organizations—the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association

 

NWP: The National Woman’s Party, an American women's political organization formed in 1916 to fight for women's suffrage.

 

Petition: A formally drawn request, often bearing the names of a number of those making the request, that is addressed to a person or group of persons in authority or power, soliciting some favor, right, mercy, or other benefit

 

Polygamy: The practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially wife, at one time.

 

Prohibition: The prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, especially in the United States between 1920 and 1933.

 

Ratification: An official way to confirm something, usually by vote

 

Representation: The action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone or the state of being so represented.

 

Rights: A just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral.

 

Rosie the Riveter: A mythical woman, for women in World War II (WWII).

 

Self evident: Not needing to be demonstrated or explain.

 

Seneca Falls Convention: In 1848, at Seneca Falls, New York, 300 women and men sign the Declaration of Sentiments, a plea for the end of discrimination against women in all spheres of society.

 

Suffrage: The right to vote.

 

Suffragist: An advocate of the grant or extension of political suffrage, especially to women

 

Susan B. Anthony: An American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.

 

Temperance: Abstinence from alcohol drink.

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