Carrie Chapman Catt


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Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was a women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. more »

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  • ''In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less.''
    Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), U.S. suffragist, journalist, and educator. As quoted in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings, part 5, by Miria...
  • In all history no class has been enfranchised without some selfish motive underlying. If to-day we could prove to Republicans or Democrats that every woman would vote for their party, we should be enf...
    Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 17, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1...
  • ''There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.''
    Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 20, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1...
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