Women Flex Their Voting Muscles Through History


Haley Rogers writes, Did you know that women were not always allowed to vote?

Did you know that women were not always allowed to vote? In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s women started protesting, so that they could get the right to vote. There were many important people that helped get women the right to vote. Some examples are, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul. These women dedicated their live’s to getting women the right to vote, and because of them women have been able to vote since 1920!If you are interested in how women got their right to vote, you might consider reading With Courage and Cloth by Ann Bausum. The book starts in the year 1913, and is a chronological history of the later part of the suffrage movement, when Alice Paul organized a parade for women’s right to vote. Other parts of the book include background information on the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, the evolution of women’s rights, and political action to get the 19 th Amendment passed.I would recommend this book for anybody older then nine. It has a lot of information about the protests, the people, and their activities. My favorite part is all the old pictures because they showed what it was like back then. With Courage and Cloth also has biographies of some of the important suffragettes and a timeline starting in 1788. This book would be a great addition to any school library.With Courage and Cloth is written by Ann Bausum, and published by National Geographic. It is 97 pages long. If you want to know more about the women’s suffrage movement go to your local library or book store, to check-out With Courage and Cloth.


  1. I like your story.
    I like your story. Thanks! I will try to check out With Courage and Cloth at my library.

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