Essay on Women 's Suffrage And The Feminist Movement

938 Words Oct 30th, 2016 4 Pages
Think about 2016 and the moments in history that have led us to this current day where in a couple of days we will possibly be experiencing the first woman president be inaugurated into office. Women had to come a long way and a lot had to change in order for the Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton, to even consider becoming president one day. The effects of women suffrage led to the start of the powerful feminist movement that changed the way women confronted social standards. Warrren K. Leffler points out, the beginning of women’s suffrage began in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott issued a meeting in Seneca Falls Convention in London to talk about “Social, civil, and religious rights of women” as well as to ratify the Declaration of Sentiments, who Stanton herself commenced. It started the revolution for equality, also known as the women’s suffrage or the feminist movement. Susan B. Anthony, another suffragist who later joined, alongside Stanton created the National Women Suffrage Association (NWSA) which main focus was a state-by-state approach of granting women the right to vote. On May 21, 1919, after so much time persisting, it was ratified as the Nineteenth Amendment, allowing women the right to vote. After that, Alice Paul wrote the first version of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) which was presented to congress in 1923 which later on led to the start of the famous feminist movement in the 70’s. World War II happened from the years 1939-1945…

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