Editor's Note: This is the last of eight chapters of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers and New York Newspapers Foundation funded this serial story in papers and classrooms across New York State. The entire series can be read here in our Features section.
Chapter Eight: Ratification
The two branches of the suffrage movement had parted ways. The National American Woman Suffrage Association, now headed by Carrie Chapman Catt, believed it was best to work in a traditional political manner, while the National Women’s Party, headed by Alice Paul, felt only public confrontation would bring change.
But their disagreement did not stop things from moving forward.