The women's suffrage movement attempts to gain women the right to vote. They could not vote in elections. The International Council for Women is founded and holds its first meeting in Washington, DC. Susan B. Anthony, one of the most known women suffragists, is arrested and brought to trial in New York for trying to vote (for Ulysses S. Grant) in the presidential election. At the same time, Sojourner Truth tries to vote in Michigan, but they don't let her.