Women 's Suffrage By Elizabeth Cady Stanton Essay

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An odd concept came about in the late nineteenth century and happened to be carried into both the twentieth century and the twenty-first century. The peculiar postulation believed that women should be allowed to vote, or have suffrage. Through trials and tribulations over the course of half a century, women were finally granted legal access to the ballot. The rise of women suffrage then led to a culture that rebuked previous social and cultural implications placed on women; the new woman formed from this newfound independence is today known as a flapper girl. The radical notion of equal suffrage came about in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York where it was petitioned by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and then adopted as a platform. Both Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other prominent women educated the public over the next fifty years on a woman’s right to vote (“Causes”). The beginning of the 20th century is when the fight for equal voting rights was at its culmination, with groups such as the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and National Woman’s Party (NWP) having members of millions. Although both groups campaigned for equal suffrage, NWP was considered the extremist of the two because of campaigns held outside of the White House to urge their legislative into action (Mann). Without their zealous behavior, sanctions that women now hold dear would in all probability be obsolete. Thankfully, their actions were not for a lost cause. In 1878,…

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