ALBRIGHT, MADELEINE (1937- ) Albright was the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. She was born in Prague, in what is now the Czech Republic, and her family fled from the Nazis and settled in Denver. Albright served as a member of President Jimmy Carter's National Security Council from 1978 to 1980. She returned to national office in 1993, when President Bill Clinton named her U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In 1996, Clinton named Albright Secretary of State, and she became the first woman ever to hold that office. Albright served as Secretary of State until the end of Clinton's term in 2000. She is now an author and professor of political science. the source I used was https://www.google.com/search?q=women%27s+suffrage&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS768US768&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi31vzO8ZnbAhUnhlQKHTuLBeMQ_AUICigB&biw=1024&bih=662#imgrc=6fSgVhkweJopCM:
Since winning suffrage (the right to vote) in 1920, women in North Carolina have used their votes to elect candidates and enact legislation that they believed would improve government and make positive changes in the lives of the state's people. However, until the early 1900s, Tar Heel women, like women in the rest of the nation, had little control over their own lives. The law did not allow women to vote or seek office, and married women could not own property in their own names. Even their children and personal possessions did not legally belong to them, but to their husbands. Because they were expected to stay at home and care for their families, women had little opportunity to earn money or get an education. In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the first American women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. There, Stanton called for giving women the vote, providing equal opportunities in jobs and education, and ending gender-based discrimination. These goals became the basis of the nationwide women's rights movement. All of this information found at http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000148667
In 1894 Helen Morris Lewis of Buncombe County helped organize the Equal Suffrage Association to begin advocating that women be allowed to vote in North Carolina. Three years later, the first woman's suffrage bill was introduced in the state's General Assembly, only to be referred by the senate to the Committee on Insane Asylums. Although Tar Heel lawmakers seemed to find the idea of women voting "insane," four western states already had granted women this right. In Congress, three woman's suffrage bills had been introduced, and defeated, by 1897. In 1914, after more than a decade of inactivity, North Carolina's Equal Suffrage Association (which later became the League of Women Voters) was rejuvenated under the leadership of Gertrude Weil. By that time, many prominent men and newspapers in the state also supported the suffrage movement. In 1915, bills to allow women to vote were introduced--and promptly tabled--in both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly. Supporters next tried to win the right for women to vote specifically in presidential and in municipal elections. But the all-male legislature defeated both of these bills in 1917. Many of the lawmakers were conservative and feared that giving women the vote would disrupt family life, expose the "fairer sex" to corruption, and allow females to influence issues that they did not fully understand. All sources found at Bishop, RoAnn. "Woman's Suffrage and its Impact on Government." Tar Heel Junior Historian, 2001, pp. 14-16. SIRS Discoverer, http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com.