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US Constitution Publishment

09/17/1787

The U.S. Constitution was finalized, signed, and forwarded to Congress by the members of the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The 15th amendment stating that every citizen had the right to vote no matter what race/color. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXS6Lvp7_okfxujrjTsuy7-iA7boX3S76safav5HuIaK_HNChc

Adoption of the 15th Amendment

3/30/1870

On March, 30 1870 the 15th Amendment was adopted and basically this law is protecting the voting rights of certain races. The law prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race/color. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShFi1U2L5SFfWLlk3eVbP1EOs7byQNUFdoWyJhT3LrlRstKwHx

Introduction Women Suffrage Amendment

1878

The amendment is introduced in 1878. It took 42 years of fighting and struggling before it was finally ratified in 1920. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZN4tnMa5OdQoiXdJTwwRclIlPDFhzktNWtCFjBNGKBbWC_y2NbA

Women Gaining Voting Rights in Some States

1890 - 1920

Wyoming was first to allowed woman the right to vote, then Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, and California extend voting rights to women. Soon other states would follow them. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRLbl0pJ1trJmmDkepFbkYIh5vCe5UWGdJuBOIBa9wCIfww9lcw

Roosevelt's Progressive Party

1912

In the year of 1912 the first national political party to adopt a woman suffrage plank was Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive (Bull Moose/Republican) Party.

Woman's National Party

1913

Alice Paul and Lucy Burns created the Congressional Union, in 1916 its name was changed to be known as the National Women's Party. Borrowing the tactics of the radical, militant Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in England, members of the Woman's Party participate in hunger strikes, picket the White House, and engage in other forms of civil disobedience to publicize the suffrage cause. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQtEw4DH9BMFL_tVFuzXr6Vxara9wkD95pcg3oR9PiGBO8PptNFHQ

19th Amendment

06/04/1919

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment makes it so that all American women have the right to vote. It took plenty of fights and protests to get to this conclusion. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJkKLUl3WFNQablAfl2qTX-NVTddQNQYrrcpvh3uQeBZXrP-NKqw

Civil Rights Movement

1955 - 1968

A great social movement in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and giving voting rights back to them. During this time period a lot of violent has happened, things such as lynchings, bombings, and riots. But there were people that tried to handle things with non-violence and these people were led by Martin Luther King. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTHaOLadhWGS-ASFlhiGDZ_0P5cEGk8oCkcTiZSKoYqgb6odL-d

Freedom Summer

1964 - 1965

During the Freedom Summer of 1964 close to a thousand civil rights workers from different races across the country converge on Mississippi to support voting rights and confront segregation. This was followed in August by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's challenge to the whites only Mississippi delegation at the Democratic convention. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRPN-oLsEg-3AphpITT49YtWYJ_aFfvjDCkBxDC-RbWlpSKW25BRQ

Civil Rights Act of 1968

1968

This was Act provided equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin. The Act was signed into law during the King assassination riots by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had previously signed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6qpBUvwJR72VlH3TlaCyZuvEo_M8ywBSnVNv4geJ4idcOWnt-