Carrie Chapman Catt was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She also founded the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. Catt was one of the most leading advocates for woman’s suffrage. She had many campaigns, gave hundreds of speeches, and had hundreds of thousands of volunteers to help advocate for woman’s suffrage. During her time as the president of the NAWSA the 19th amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote.
The most obvious answer to why Carrie Chapman Catt did what she did would be that she is a woman. She wanted a voice in her government and did what she had to do to obtain it. Her quests for woman’s suffrage might have been motivated by African Americans gaining suffrage and immigrant males gaining suffrage as well. Seeing new comers and former slaves having the right to vote probably made her feel as if she, an American born female , had less of a say in the government than these people.
Q: If it were up to you when do you think woman should have gained suffrage?
Q: Who were the people that were the most opposing of women’s suffrage?