Women's Suffrage

This inquiry set is designed to provide context for students to be able to address with nuance and perspective the question, Why did women want the right to vote, and how did they convince men to grant it to them?Women in California won the right to vote in the 1911 election, nearly a decade before the national suffrage amendment passed.

Inquiry Question

Why did women want the right to vote? How did women convince men to grant them the right to vote?