Woman Suffrage Movement In The Late 1800's

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The late 1800’s in America life for women was not as easy or fulfilling as it is for a woman in America today. Women were looked at differently than men, and were treated as such. There have been many women in our past that have helped shape who we are as women today. Many groups have contributed to women’s rights as well. Women were not allowed to do a lot of things we as women are allowed to do today. Women in the late 1800’s in America were treated indifferently because: they were refused the right to vote, they were treated differently than men, and in marriage they had separate spheres than the men.
Women in the late 1800’s were refused the right to vote in America. Could you imagine, not having the right to simply vote? “With few exceptions,
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“Several American states and territorial governments granted woman voting rights between 1855 and the 1890’s.” (U.S. History in Context Suffrage, Women’s page 1) The late 1800’s started showing some good signs for the women of America, certain states and territories were pulling through for women to have the rights to vote. “The woman suffrage movement in the United States is commonly traced back to women’s rights meeting conceded in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.” (U.S. History in Context Suffrage, Women’s page 1) The woman suffrage movement was a big deal, and still is today. If it were not for these women we would probably still not be able to vote or anything. Let that sink in for a minute. “Several propitious conditions in the 1830’s and 1840’s sustained the idea and hope for woman’s suffrage.” (U.S. History in Context Suffrage, Women’s page 2) “In 1890, the NWSA and AWSA merged into the National American Woman Suffrage Association.” (U.S. History in Context Suffrage, Women’s page 4) “Like its predecessors, the new organization continued its lobbying and grassroots efforts, but it too achieved mixed political results.” (U.S. History in Context Suffrage, Women’s page 4) “Only five states, Wyoming (1890), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), Idaho (1896), ad Washington (1910), recognized a woman’s right to vote in all elections.” (U.S. History in Context Suffrage, Women’s page 4) Could you imagine living in one of the …show more content…
Over the years women have come a long way with rights and how they were treated. Even how they were viewed by the public eye. We can compare women today to women in the late 1800’s and there is such a major difference. Today a woman can be governor, run for president of the united states, be a teacher, a singer, even an actress. The list goes on and on. Women today wouldn’t have the rights they do if it were not for the people in the past who made a stand; such as Susan B. Anthony and Stanton, who were Woman’s rights activists as well as longtime friends and well-known leaders. They are two of the women who helped to form the NWSA. Very strong and opinionated women whom got their point across and led the way for women today.
In conclusion to women in the late 1800’s and how the rights of women have changed so drastically over the years. Women have come such a long way over the years, and the years to come women will still be making history. After going through and reading everything there is to read, we now know that women in the late 1800’s were treated indifferently by: not having the same rights to vote, being treated differently than men, and of course the separate spheres they held in

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