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  Suffrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Universal suffrage is a counterintuitive term that does not actually apply to all citizens or residents of a region, but the extension of voting privileges is given without distinction to race, sex, belief, or social status.
Women's suffrage was the goal of suffragists (commonly referred to as "Suffragettes"), who led a major Liberal and Democratic movement of the early 20th century, protesting vigorously for many years, demanding equality with men, and the right to vote.
Equal suffrage is a term sometimes confused with Universal suffrage, although its meaning is the removal of graded votes, where a voter could possess a number of votes in accordance with income, wealth or social status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suffrage   (1258 words)

 Women's suffrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The suffrage movement was led by suffragists, defined as anyone, man or woman, who supports the extension of suffrage to women, and by suffragettes, the feminine form of the title given only to women who campaigned for the right of suffrage.
The early suffrage movement advocated equal suffrage (abolition of graded votes) rather than universal suffrage (abolition of all discrimination, for example, due to race), which was considered too radical at the time.
Political movement towards women's suffrage began during the war and in 1918, the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed an act granting the vote to: women over the age of 30 who were householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with an annual rent of £5, and graduates of British universities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Women's_suffrage   (5313 words)

 Women's Suffrage - MSN Encarta
Conditions warranted organized women’s suffrage movements only after suffrage had been won by large, formerly disenfranchised groups of the male population as a consequence of the democratic revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries.
In subsequent years the women’s suffrage issue was kept before the British public by a succession of liberal legislators, among them the statesmen and social philosophers John Stuart Mill, John Bright, and Richard Cobden.
Prominent among the opponents of women’s suffrage of the period were the reigning monarch Queen Victoria and the British prime ministers William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577595/Women's_Suffrage.html   (1271 words)

 Suffrage - MSN Encarta
Suffrage, right or privilege of voting to elect public officials and to adopt or reject legislation.
The idea that the people under a government should have a voice in selecting its leaders did not gain substantial support until the 17th and 18th centuries when philosophers of the Enlightenment argued that self-government is a natural right of every person and that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
This idea has influenced the modern view of suffrage but has not entirely superseded the competing view that suffrage is a political privilege that is granted by law and properly is subject to qualifications.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Woman Suffrage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Further impetus for the suffrage movement in Georgia came in 1895, when the NAWSA held their annual meeting in Atlanta, the first held outside of Washington, D.C. The organization's headquarters was at the Aragon Hotel, and meetings were held at DeGive's Opera House.
The Equal Franchise League of Muscogee County as well as a Macon suffrage association were formed by the end of 1913.
Because of the party's protest of Democratic president Woodrow Wilson's lack of support for a federal suffrage amendment, their attempts to organize in the South as early as 1915 had failed.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-643   (2073 words)

 Suffrage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Universal suffrage is the extension of voting privileges all adults without distinction to race sex or social status.
Equal suffrage is a term sometimes confused with Universal suffrage although its meaning is the removal graded votes where a voter could possess number of votes in accordance with income or social status.
Women's suffrage was the goal of the Suffragettes who led a major Liberal and Democratic movement of the early 20th century protesting vigorously for many years demanding with men and the right to vote.
www.freeglossary.com /Suffrage   (857 words)

 Woman Suffrage
Two more states had granted suffrage by the end of 1912 making a total of eight; however, these states were not very important electorally and were all in the far west.
That region still looked on suffrage as a northern cause, connected in the past with antislavery and forming part of the changes by which the North was still attempting to reconstruct the South.
The 1917 New York parade for woman suffrage was smaller than that of 1915, but the sight of working women in their various work uniforms was an inspiring sight.
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 Woman Suffrage - MSN Encarta
Woman Suffrage, right of women to share on equal terms with men the political privileges afforded by representative government and, more particularly, to vote in elections and referendums and to hold public office.
Under the autocratic forms of government that prevailed in ancient times and under the feudal regimes of the Middle Ages, however, suffrage was so restricted, even among men, that enfranchisement of women never attained the status of a major political issue.
Conditions warranted organized woman-suffrage movements only after suffrage had been won by large, formerly disfranchised groups of the male population as a consequence of the democratic revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577595/Woman_Suffrage.html   (838 words)

Chicagoan John Jones, who had led the fight to remove all state and local restrictions on African Americans, was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1871, the first fl man to hold elective office in the state, and John W. Thomas of Chicago was elected to the state legislature in 1876.
Suffragist women thereafter expanded their focus to securing municipal suffrage for all women as the means to protect their homes and families in the city.
When full suffrage came with the national amendment in 1920, Chicago played its final role in the woman suffrage movement, hosting the meeting disbanding the National American Woman Suffrage Association and replacing it with the League of Women Voters.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/1217.html   (822 words)

 Women's Suffrage Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This photograph collection includes portraits of individuals, suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display, as well as cartoons commenting on the movement--all evoking the visible and visual way in which the debate over women's suffrage was carried out.
The quest for women's suffrage was a struggle, which plagued America for 72 years, for the simple and inalienable right of representation and equality.
The woman suffrage movement was a subject for both satire and support by male cartoonists and a source of inspiration for female cartoonists who broke into the profession at the end of the nineteenth century and first decades of the twentieth.
www.42explore2.com /suffrage.htm   (1312 words)

In her blind devotion woman does not see what people of intellect perceived fifty years ago: that suffrage is an evil, that it has only helped to enslave people, that it has but closed their eyes that they may not see how craftily they were made to submit.
Needless to say, I am not opposed to woman suffrage on the conventional ground that she is not equal to it.
That equal suffrage did not, and cannot, affect their condition is admitted even by Dr. Sumner, who certainly is in a position to know.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /Anarchist_Archives/goldman/aando/suffrage.html   (3933 words)

 The Defense of Suffrage Act
As one of the original sponsors of the Defense of Suffrage Act, passed these nine years ago, I still believe it to be an essential defense for our institution of democracy.
Suffrage has, since time immemorial, meant in common usage and legally the "right of a man to vote." That women's right advocates must use the phrase "woman's suffrage" to clarify their meaning simply reinforces this point.
If we bow to political pressure and "redefine" suffrage to mean the "right of a human being to vote," we will have "redefined" suffrage out of existence.
www.highprogrammer.com /alan/rants/doma.html   (983 words)

 Timeline of Women's Suffrage in the United States
Despite 600,000 signatures, a petition for woman suffrage is ignored in New York.
Women's Suffrage parade on the eve of Wilson's inauguration is attacked by a mob.
Suffrage Amendment passes US House with exactly a two-thirds vote but loses by two votes in the Senate.
dpsinfo.com /women/history/timeline.html   (951 words)

 Teacher Resources - Features - Women Poineers in American Memory: Suffrage
One successful movement was the campaign to gain suffrage, or the right to vote, for women in the U.S. The first convention ever called to discuss the civil and political rights of women was held on July 19 and 20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York.
One prominent group that fought for the vote was the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
Search on suffrage and politics, or search on the names of specific leaders, such as Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Lucretia Coffin Mott, to find writings and speeches in support of women's voting rights.
memory.loc.gov /learn/features/women/suffrage.html   (262 words)

 TIMELINE 1910-1909
Suffrage parades become a frequent occurrence uniting working class women with those of the middle class; public opinion shifts from initial hostility to respect and support.
Suffrage plank for Ohio constitution is defeated at the polls.
Suffrage plank for Ohio constitution is defeated once again at polls; in contrast, Illinois opts for woman's suffrage.
www.coax.net /people/lwf/1910_19.htm   (1220 words)

Fourteenth Amendment passes Congress, defining citizens as "male;" this is the first use of the word male in the Constitution.
Suffrage amendment reaches the U.S. Senate floor, it is defeated two to one.
In January, the NWP lights and guards a "Watchfire for Freedom." It is maintained until the Suffrage Amendment passes U.S. Senate on June 4.
www.thelizlibrary.org /suffrage/index.html   (959 words)

 Women's Suffrage
Less militant that the National Woman Suffrage Association, the AWSA was only concerned with obtaining the vote and did not campaign on other issues.
The House of Representatives passed the federal woman suffrage amendment 274 to 136 but it was opposed in the Senate and was defeated in September 1918.
I regard the extension of suffrage to women as vitally essential to the successful prosecution of the great war of humanity in which we are engaged.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAsuffrage.htm   (2899 words)

 OnlineWomen: Suffrage
The women's suffrage movement lasted at least 70 years, from the first formal women's convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, to the passage of the 19th amendment.
Subsequent legislative initiatives for women’s suffrage were introduced in 1981, 1986, 1992, and 1996 but political support has never been strong enough.
Despite the vehemence of the opposition, the movement for women’s suffrage is gaining support and Kuwait women are hopeful that they will soon win their long-awaited political rights.
www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org /suffrage.htm   (788 words)

 Common suffrage - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Common suffrage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In England and Wales, the House of Commons in the medieval period consisted of representatives of communities (the shires and boroughs) rather than of numbers of citizens.
The demand for adult male suffrage (except servants) was raised by the Levellers from 1645.
True universal suffrage came in Britain in 1928, when the voting age for women was reduced from 30 to 21, making the vote available to all adults equally.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Common+suffrage   (267 words)

 Suffrage: "...Not Idiots nor Imbeciles"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, early suffrage groups in eastern and central Canada were often given names that would not "alarm the men." Newfoundland women had the "Ladies Reading Room and Current Events Club" (Herstory 1996) while women in Toronto founded the "Toronto Women's Literary Club" in 1876.
Farm women tended to be supported by their men, which may explain why the women in the three prairie provinces got the vote before women elsewhere in Canada.
The real cause of the Woman's Suffrage Movement is that women have come to realize the fundamental truth at the bottom of all progress, that we all have an equal right to live and say how we will live.
library.usask.ca /herstory/suffer.html   (474 words)

 Timeline from: A History of the American Suffragist Movement, © The Moschovitis Group, Inc.
Sarah Grimké publishes "Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women." She and her sister Angelina will be active in both the suffrage and the abolitionist movements.
Suffrage efforts nearly come to a complete halt as women put their enfranchisement aside and pitch in for the war effort.
The result of this partial suffrage is that white women win the vote, but fl women do not.
www.suffragist.com /timeline.htm   (1968 words)

 Universal suffrage: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Universal suffrage (also general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of suffrage suffrage quick summary:
The first movements toward universal suffrage (or manhood suffrage) occurred in the early 19th century, EHandler: no quick summary.
A nation is a community of people who live together in an area (or, more broadly, of their descendants who may now be dispersed); and who regard themselves, or are...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/u/un/universal_suffrage.htm   (2070 words)

 Female Suffrage
The abuses inflicted on woman by legislation, the want of sufficient protection for her interests when confided to man, are generally asserted by the advocates of female suffrage as the chief motives for a change in the laws which withhold from her the power of voting.
But it is also considered by the friend of the new movement that to withhold the suffrage from half the race is an inconsistency in American politics; that suffrage is an inalienable right, universal in its application; that women are consequently deprived of a great natural right when denied the power of voting.
We are gravely told that to grant the suffrage to woman would be a step inevitably beneficial and elevating to the whole sex, and, through their influence, to the entire race, and that, on this ground alone, the proposed change in the constitution should be made.
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 suffrage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Clement stalled women's suffrage on the grounds that the Vermont Constitution would be violated.
Clement's opposition to women's suffrage may have been linked to his sentiments against the temperance movement, which was vigorously supported by women.
Women in the western territories and states were voting long before the national woman's suffrage amendment of 1920.
www.lwvofvt.org /suffrage.htm   (678 words)

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