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Handout F: Women’s Political Voices


List significant accomplishments of women in U.S. history by 1890, and add your own examples to complete the table.

Individual/Accomplishment Explain in what ways might (or did) this accomplishment connect to suffrage? How is this accomplishment related to a right protected by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights?
The Grimké Sisters spoke out against slavery in 1836–37.
Dorothea Dix changed the way Americans care for the mentally ill (1840s and beyond).
Harriett Beecher Stowe ignited the abolitionist movement with the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin(1852).
In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the Seneca Falls Convention
Annie Wittenmyer founded the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1874 to work for Prohibition.
Jane Addams founded Hull House, improving conditions for many in urban Chicago in 1889.
Ida B. Wells brought national attention to the crime of lynching in the South throughout the 1890s