Women 's Suffrage And Suffrage Essay

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Woman’s Suffrage In the early 1800’s woman were viewed as second-class citizens. They were not allowed to vote, own property, or pursue an education. Once married, a woman was almost non-existent. A man and woman were considered one according to the law. Married woman were not allowed to own property, collect inheritance, or even considered a guardian to their children. Woman fought for 70 years to change the world’s views about woman and to gain the right to vote. Woman’s Suffrage Movement was a political movement in which woman protested, educated, and lobbied on behalf of all woman to gain equal rights and to be viewed as equal citizens alongside men. Many important women to this cause Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Julia Howe, just to name a few, fought long and hard to secure equal rights for woman. Many organizations were established during this period including the National Woman’s Suffrage Association (NWSA), American Woman’s Suffrage Association (AWSA), and National American Woman’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA). These organizations organized woman and other supporters to ratify the constitution and guarantee American woman the right to vote. Many believe the fight for woman’s suffrage began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention. This is only partially true. The seed planted for this convention began eight years earlier at an anti-slavery convention in London. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton…

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