Carrie Chapman Catt Descriptive Essay by jaberwocky

Carrie Chapman Catt
A biography of the life of Carrie Chapman Catt and her fight for suffrage.
# 117433 | 1,055 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper briefly look at the life of Carrie Chapman Catt and how through her years of hard work, dedication, and bold spirited action, she managed to secure not only women's rights to vote, but an important place in our history books.

From the Paper:

"While in San Francisco, Catt was shocked by the horrendous ways that working women were exploited by their male bosses and counterparts. It was at this point that she made the life altering decision to dedicate herself to fighting for women's rights. Upon her return to Iowa that year, she joined the Iowa Suffrage Association, where she met fellow activist Susan B. Anthony, and began her work, which would eventually change the course of this nation permanently. One thing about campaigning for suffrage that Catt understood was that only men could vote for suffrage and so, she set out to convince at least one man in every town who she hoped would than proceed to convince other men. The National American Woman's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was so impressed by her success in Iowa that they invited her to Colorado to continue in the same path. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Decades. Gale Research, 1998
  • "Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman Catt."Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 4: 1946-1950. American Council of Learned Societies, 1974.
  • Helmer, Diana Star. "Catt, Carrie Chapman." Women Suffragists. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 1998.
  • Johnson Lewis, Jone. "Carrie Chapman Catt." 10 October 2009.
  • Langston, Donna. "Catt, Carrie Chapman." A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists, A to Z of Women. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2002

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