Monday, May 2, 2016

Just Life| Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

" Elizabeth Started All the Trouble" is a picture book by Doreen Rappaport about women's suffrage.
So here are a few things that I have learned from this book while reading it with my 10 year old daughter:

  • In July 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott hosted a two day convention in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss women's rights
  • When Elizabeth brought up the idea that women deserve the right to vote, many women thought that her idea was too daring and law makers didn't want to hear it.
  • Since many newspaper reported on the Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth's idea spread all over the country. 
  • In the Spring of 1851, a 31 year old school teacher, Susan B. Anthony, visited Elizabeth and they became fast friends. Elizabeth and Susan traveled all over the country and made speeches about women's rights.
  • In 1869, Wyoming was the first state to award women the right to vote.
  • On January 1917, women started picketing in front of the White House and hundreds were arrested.
  • After one year of picketing in front of the White House, President Wilson gave in.
  • On August 26 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.
  • The Nineteenth Amendment states: " the right of the 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."
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton died on 1902 and Susan B. Antony died in 1906

This coming November, let's all vote.

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha