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bout Carrie Chapman Catt Carrie Chapman Catt was an American women’s suffrage leader who campaigned for the women’s right to vote, which became a right in 1920. Catt has an important impact on American history. Catt grew up in the town of Ripon, Wisconsin to move to the town of Charles City, Iowa at age 7. This is where she started schooling, as a child she wanted to go to school to become a doctor. Her father did not approve of the fact that she wanted to go to college to achieve her goals. While in college she joined the Crescent Literacy Society, which during their meetings they only aloud men, however Catt bent the rules and decided to take the stand and speak at an all male meeting, this lead her into wanting to speak up for women’s rights.Carrie Chapman Catt’s Education and How Suffrage Came Into Her LifeWhile her time at the now called Iowa State University she studied science courses. Catt graduated as a valedictorian on November 10, 1880 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. After graduating, in 1885,Catt became a clerk to eventually become a teacher and superintendent at Mason city schools in Iowa. Soon after working in schools, she meet her first husband, Leo Chapman, who passed from typhoid fever a year after their marriage in San Francisco, California. Catt decided to stay in San Francisco where she meet her second husband, George Catt, he persuaded her into becoming a women’s suffrage leader, later moving to New York where they got married and Catt was forced to sign a contract stating that she would only spend four months out of the year to suffrage. Catt’s Role In Women’s Suffrage After Catt left for Charles City, Iowa she became involved with the Iowa Women’s Suffrage Association, in 1887. From 1890 to 1892 Catt served as the organizer and recording secretary of Iowa’s association. While Catt was working for Iowa’s State Association she started working with the NAWSA, which is National American Women’s Suffrage Association. She then was a speaker at The National American Woman Suffrage Association 1890 convention in Washington D.C. Susan B. Anthony asked Carrie to address Congress on the proposed woman’s suffrage amendment in 1892. While her working with the NAWSA she was elected president two times. Carrie’s first term started in 1900 and ended in 1904. Her second term started in 1915 and ended in 1920. Catt decided to resign from her position as president of the NAWSA due to her husband’s poor well being. Catt later resumed leadership of the association in 1915. Her position was then divided in half with Anna Howard Shaw. In her last years of her leadership she increased the size of the NAWSA and raised money for funds.In 1916 Catt unveiled her “Master Plan” of getting women’s suffrage. Her plan was later establish to senators and representatives of different states in the U.S. Her goal was to obtain suffrage in state and federal levels. Catt’s leadership won women’s right to vote, which was passed by the U.S. House of representatives and the Senate. She also got support from the state for the amendment’s ratification. Before 1917 western states granted female suffrage fully. In 1917 Catt had a successful launch of women’s right to vote. Catt had decided she would support the war effort, which was not common among women in this time period. This decision harmed her however, her supporters rebelled because she supported the effort. Her movement did receive the support from President Woodrow Wilson in the year of 1918.On August 26, 1920 the movement got granted the Nineteenth Amendment of The United States Constitution. 1920.Due to Catt, The NAWSA became the largest women’s suffrage movement in the United States.Catts Death and Recognition Catt died in her home in New Rochelle, New York, on March 9, 1947 from a heart attack. After her passing she was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery beside her longtime roommate, Mary Garrett Hay, instead of either of her husbands. Catt received recognition while her time as a suffragist and after her passing. In the year of 1926, Catt was featured on Time magazine. Also in 1930, she obtained the Pictorial Review Award for her work. Catt received the Chi Omega award at the White House from Eleanor Roosevelt in 1941. Catt was the first inductee into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 1975. There was a stamp that was in remembrance of the Seneca Falls Convention which features Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott, all of which was women’s suffragists. The stamp was issued in 1948. Catt was then inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1982. In the year of 1992, Catt was titled one of the top ten most important women of the century. Conclusion Carrie Chapman Catt was a significant women to the Women’s Suffrage Movement and getting the Nineteenth Amendment passed. Catt was a women with interest in the rights of all women, black or white. She cared about equality unlike others among them. Catt spent many years to keep equality among women. Her goal was achieved with the support from President Wilson. The Women’s Suffrage Movement passed The House of Representatives and Congress to become known today as The Nineteenth Amendment of The United States Constitution.