History of Voting Rights

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U.S Constitution was adopted

1787

On September 17, 1787, after three months of debate moderated by convention president George Washington, the new U.S. constitution, which created a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances, was signed by 38 of the 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the convention.

What Ended the War

1814

The treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812, fought between Great Britain and the United States.

Woman Suffrage

1848

woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change in the Constitution.

Women's Rights movement

1848

68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which outlines grievances and sets the agenda for the women's rights movement. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women.

Voting Rights

1848

The senaca falls convention was created and many blacks came to supported

The Helping hand from the 15th amendment

1870

The 15th admendment it promised blacks they were able to vote.

Voting Rights

1882

All the profits of the component companies were sent to the nine trustees, who determined the dividends. The nine trustees elected the directors and officers of all the component companies. This allowed the Standard Oil to function as a monopoly since the nine trustees ran all the component companies.

Women Suffrage

1917

New York adopted woman suffrage and President Woodrow Wilson changed his position to support an amendment.

The Struggle for women

1918

the political balance began to shift in favor of the vote for women. There was still strong opposition to enfranchising women, however, as illustrated by this petition from the Women Voters Anti-Suffrage Party of New York at the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War I.

Women's Rights movement

1920

The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor is formed to collect information about women in the workforce and safeguard good working conditions for women.

Voting Rights

1965

This act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.

Selma to Montgomery March

1965

Many people got hurt from getting beatings because they were marching so they could get the rights to vote like everyone else.