A Movement in the Right Direction (Infographic)

Lesson Plan

How did women win the right to vote? Explore how the women's suffrage movement spread across the United States beginning in the late 1800s. Use this infographic to show students how two different approaches to the movement worked to grant women the right to vote—first in the West, then in every state after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Can't get enough suffrage?? Us either! Pair this infographic with the accompanying WebQuest Movement & Action: The Women's Suffrage Movement to dive deeper into the tactics suffragists used to secure the right to vote.


  • Distinguish between the state-by-state and federal approaches to women's suffrage
  • Recognize the spread of the suffrage movement from the West to the East
  • Identify tactics used by suffragists to support the movement


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