American Women's Suffrage



Y/M/D Description Place
1869/00/00 Ellen Clark Sargent establishes the Nevada County Woman's Suffrage Association. Laura De Force Gordon and Susan B Anthony are guests in her home. Mr Sargent and Ellen became lifelong personal friends of Susan B Anthony. Aaron A Sargent House, Nevada City, CA
1878/01/10 Senator Sargent (R-CA) introduces S Res 12, the Susan B Anthony Amendment, providing "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
1879/02/01 Senator George Hoar, from the Committee on Privileges and Election, submits an argument for the extension of the right of Suffrage for Women. US Senate Chamber, United States Capitol
1916/10/20 "Chicago Crowds in Riot to Seize Suffragists' Anti-Wilson Banners" - Washington Post
1917/09/08 Women suffragettes visit Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore at opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Town of Oyster Bay, NY
1919/11/28 When Lady Astor became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons, she evoked admiration, amusement and some exasperation. She sat in the Commons for more than a quarter of a century and won her seat in seven consecutive elections. NY Times 3 May 1964 House of Commons, Palace of Westminster

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