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Women's Suffrage Movement - United States And Britain
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Synopsis: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in America (United States) and England (Britain) during the mid-19th century to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920...(read more)
- Date: 1900's
- Duration: 00:24:39
- Sound: No
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, Britain
Women's Suffrage Movement - United States And Britain
Demonstrations and lobbying efforts of militant women in the U.S. and Great Britain to gain the right to vote (suffrage) with men in determined opposition
Two British policemen restraining a women demonstrator in England. Women marching to gain the right to vote.
Women viewed by men as being too irresponsible, should remain a man's status symbol and be sheltered from the rigors of life.
19th century fashions ladies fashions. Woman tightening 19th century Victorian corset to attain an hourglass figure with tiny waist. Couples in formal attire ballroom dancing.
Women factory workers in the progressive era 1880 to early 1900s.
Two women playing tennis; 19th century female tennis players.
Courting and marriage in the 19th century, couple riding bicycles, sign on horse drawn coach reads “just married”, couple and wedding party at train station and couple at Niagara Falls.
Woman doing household or domestic chores in the 19th century. Woman washing clothes by hand using a scrub board; woman ironing clothes with a vintage or antique “cast flat iron”; wood burning vintage or antique cook stove.
Women working outside the home or women factory workers in the early 1900s.
Members of the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women founded by Harriott Eaton Stanton Blatch In 1907 (later renamed the Women's Political Union in 1910) in suffrage automobile parade. Women marching in support of the Susan B. Anthony Congressional women's suffrage petition of March 8, 1884. Women's suffrage movement signs reads “Democracy Means Everyone”, “We Want The Vote”, “Equal Rights”, “We're Citizens Too”.
The Women's suffrage movement in England (Great Britain), demonstrations and marches. Demonstrators carry a large banner with image of Emmeline Pankhurst. CU image of Mrs Pankhurst. Mrs Pankhurst being arrested by British police. British police pushing demonstrators back. Mrs Pankhurst's daughter Sylvia arrested by police. More scenes of the suffrage movement in Britain.
CU image of Emily Wilding Davison, a British militant suffrage activist in the early 1900s. Emily Wilding Davison stepping in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on June 4, 1913 sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. Funeral procession for Emily Wilding Davison, a suffragette.
CU image of Alice Stokes Paul, a Quaker, a U.S. suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist was the main leader and strategist of the 1910 campaign for the 19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution. Lillian Russell, an American actress and singer speaks up for women suffrage.
Front cover of 1912 Saturday Evening Post with sign that reads “Votes For Women”.
CU of Anna Howard Shaw, leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States with Mrs. Lillian Capp.
The War Office in London calls for new recruits for the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, (QMAAC) as England goes to war in 1914. British women aids the war effort in WWI by selling bonds, working on the farms, replacing men as maintenance workers, working in arms factories, and joining the British Army. British women on a military troop train in WWI.
Large Women's suffrage march and demonstration in New York City 1915. In 1916 the Women's suffrage movement opposed the election of Woodrow Wilson for a second presidential term.
Newspaper headlines announce women's suffrage victories across the nation. In 1896 The Idaho Daily Statesman newspaper headlines reads “Women Now Voters”, In 1911 The Sacramento Bee headlines reads “Women Win Suffrage”, in 1913 The Chicago Daily Tribune reads “ Governor Signs The Woman's Suffrage Bill”, followed by Rhode Island and in 1917 New York. Women in 17-states can now vote for president, women in 31-states still do not have that right.
In 1917 American women join the men in WWI. Various scenes of women aiding the war effort in WWI.
The Alice Stokes Paul group of women suffrage activist, mostly Quakers, picket the White House and ignore the war. The women are jailed, mistreated, and released after a public outcry. Dressed in prison garb they tour the country to rally support for the suffrage movement.
American women that will serve battle fronts abroad as Red Cross and YMCA workers. “Croce Rossa Americana” vehicle in WWI. Women that served in WWI is reviewed by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels and his assistant Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some are decorated by General Pershing.
On September 30, 1918 President encouraged Congress to pass the Susan B. Anthony nationwide women suffrage amendment, but it fell on deaf ears so the suffrage marches continued.
The signing of the Susan B. Anthony amendment June 1919 after the amendment was passed by Congress.
The 19th amendment to allow women to vote in national elections had to be ratified by three-quarters or 36 states. By 1920 35 states had acted. As Tennessee prepared to vote all parties, for and against the 19th amendment, descended on Nashville. Harry T. Burn in dark suit, Tennessee Legislator, cast the deciding vote in favor of the 19th amendment. Shows the “Woman Suffrage Party of LA” in Nashville Tennessee rejoicing.
- Related Titles:
- Women's Rights In The U.S. - An Informal History