The Women 's Suffrage Movement Essay

1261 Words Nov 30th, 2015 6 Pages
When the constitution was drafted and signed in 1787 , it limited the rights women were given. Only men were seen as “persons”, whereas women were seen as lesser. For many years women were denied basic rights that men were given, such as the right to vote, the right to own land, and were not allowed to have the same jobs as men. Women more often than not took care of the house and children while the man of the house went out and worked. If women did get a job their choices were limited. This inequality caused the Women’s Rights movement to be started, and the Women’s Suffrage movement followed soon after. The Women’s Suffrage movement was an important part of American history because it caused the ratification of the 19th amendment, which allowed women to represent themselves by voting. Through the contributions from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Lucretia Mott, women in America were given the right to vote. These women dedicated their lives to ensuring that women would be given the same opportunities men were given and continued their work through their difficulties.
The 1848 Seneca Falls convention was the first convention dedicated to women’s rights in America, which sparked the beginning of the Women’s Suffrage movement. It was held in New York and held around 300 people, 40 of which were men. At the convention, the speakers talked about the inequalities that women faced. The convention was organized by…

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