Women's Suffrage History

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The long road to women gaining their rights began on July 19,1848 when over 200 women gathered in Seneca Falls, N.Y. for the Seneca Falls Convention. This convention was a two-day event and over the period of the two days the Declaration of Sentiments was read, then on July 20, 1848, it was signed. This event was only the beginning of the movement towards the women’s suffrage movement. The next seventy-two years consisted of many battles, some won and some lost. Each battle, even the ones lost, paved the way for women to have the freedoms we do today; thanks to those amazing women we have our rights to vote, to work, and to be considered a valuable member of society, each battle was well worth it(McMillen.) Before Elizabeth Cady Stanton and some of the other amazing women that paved the way …show more content…
During this year, the amendment to support and grant women the right to vote had passed through the house, but failed to win the vote to of two thirds majority within the Senate. Woodrow Wilson, during this year, states that he fully supports the fight for women’s suffrage and at the end of World War I, he addresses the Senate about granting women their rights. Finally, in 1919, the Nineteenth Amendment passes through the Senate and begin the process of ratification, the same amendment written and submitted to Congress in 1878 by Susan B. Anthony(Imbornoni; “Woman Suffrage Timeline”.)
On August 26, 1920, women were officially granted their right to vote. With this being granted, women were able to vote in the upcoming 1920 election. Sadly, when this amendment was finally passed, many of the women who started the Women’s Rights Movement has passed. The only woman that was known to be alive, that had attended the Seneca Falls Convention was a women named Charlotte Woodward. Charlotte attended the convention at the age of nineteen and was ninety-three when she was able to

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