Essay on Women 's Struggle For Suffrage

1900 Words Feb 4th, 2016 8 Pages
Women’s struggle for suffrage was long and sometimes bitter. In most cases women won the right to vote in uneven stages. It was a really hard fight, but these ladies that are about to be talked about did everything in their power to be able to get the right to vote and get to where all of us women 's are right now. From all these ladies fighting and going to jail, crying, suffering, not eating and many other things they got the 19th amendment approved. It all started in The Progressive Era. “Progressivism began as a social movement and grew into a political movement. In other words, they were people who believed that the problems society faced (poverty, violence, greed, racism, class warfare) could best be addressed by providing good education, a safe environment, and an efficient workplace.” as it says in ‘Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt Glossary (The progressive Era (1890 - 1920). The Progressive Era was from the 18902s to 1920s, and the main reason for the Progressive movement was eliminating and getting rid of corruption in government. In 1848, The first women 's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls in New York, after a couple of days of talking and understanding each other and debating, 68 womens signed the Declaration of Sentiments as well as 32 me. (The Declaration of Sentiments was was drafted by Elizabeth Candy Stanton for the women’s rights.) Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were well known leaders of the women 's suffrage movement. They met each…

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