Unit 5: Crisis and Change
Lesson D: Postwar Anxiety, Creativity, and Change
Activity 7: Women's Suffrage Timeline
The women's suffrage movement began in the late 1800s as a result of the Industrial Revolution and was then fueled by the abolition movement in the United States. In Europe and the United States, women had begun to seek the right to vote and to hold office before World War I. Pioneers in the suffrage movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s dedicated their lives to crusading for women's rights.
Directions: Review the following timelines of major international events in the march for women's suffrage in countries around the world.