Adams wrote a letter to her husband asking for women to have some rights, but was ridiculed and vow to fight the Despotism of the petticoat
States that allowed women to vote rescinded those rights and after 1807, no state allows women to vote.
The slave-states insist that only white males be allowed to vote, yet they simultaneously demand that their Black slaves be counted as well. Most of the states decree that only white males are eligible to vote
In 1848 the first Women's Rights Convention is held in Seneca Falls, NY. They wanted all rights as full citizens which included the right to vote
14th Amendment says that states are required to recognize Black males as citizens.
Women of all races were excluded
1868: Women petition that womens' suffrage be included in the draft 15th Amendment. Congress deny their petition.
1869 marked the beginning of Black Codes. State laws that restricted the freedoms of African Americans. Among those freedoms restricted was the freedom to exercise the right to vote. These restrictions were enforced by literacy tests, poll taxes, hiding the locations of the polls, economic pressures, and threats of physical violence.
Prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on a person race
Even with the 15th amendment in place blacks who tried to vote were fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, beaten, and lynched
After 42 years of struggle the amendment is ratified in 1920. Giving women their rights
Extends right to vote to women
Demands the right to vote.
Outlawed phony voting requirements
250,000 new Black voters have been registered in the South
50 percent of African-Americans registered to vote