The Fight For Women 's Suffrage Essay

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What is equality? Equality is the state of being equal, having the same rights and opportunities. Alice Paul once quoted “I never doubted that equal rights were the right decision. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” What Paul intended was that she saw nothing complicated or hard to understand about women wanting equality with men. The beginning of the fight for women’s suffrage grew out of a larger women’s right movement. The effort of these women evolved in the 1900’s which emphasized a spectrum of goals before focusing on the franchise of women. The 1848 Seneca Fall Convention was the starting point for Women’s Right Movement in the United States of America. The main organizers of the Convention were Lucretia Mott of Philadelphia and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Among the issues considered during the conference were property rights for married women, equal standing for women in the legal system and improved access to quality education? The nineteenth amendment secures the right for women to vote, it took 70 years of struggle from women suffragists. In 1869, the National Women Suffrage Association (NWSA) was founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian, Women in Congress, 1917–2006. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007. “The Women’s Rights Movement,…

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