Essay about Women 's Suffrage During The United States

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Women have not always had the right to vote in the United States. It was a very long and tiring process to get women rights. For centuries, women had been denied the right to vote and other rights. For over seventy years they fought for freedom and numerous rights for women. After the first meeting on July 19th at Seneca Falls in New York, abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony planned meetings to work on getting more rights for women (“The women 's rights movement”). After a significant amount of fighting and convention after convention to try and gain rights, they came up with a solution, this solution was Amendment 19. This Amendment would give women more rights that men have and the expectations that everyone would expect of women (“Passage of the 19th Amendment”). Women 's suffrage was important and gave women the right to vote and more access to education.
During the Women 's Suffrage movement two women in general brought the attention of women 's suffrage and the lack of rights women have. There were two ladies in particular who did not find it fair that women could not vote, or have an opportunity for good education and jobs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the first abolitionist’s to address the problem and start the women 's rights movement (“Susan B. Anthony House”). Elizabeth Cady Stanton says “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” (“Women 's History”) and this shows that she…

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