Women 's Suffrage : The 19th Amendment Essay

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Women’s Suffrage: The 19th Amendment and Getting the Right to Vote

The year was 1848. Something historic had happened in Seneca Falls, New York. More than 300 men and women assembled for the nation’s first women’s rights convention. (Library of Congress.)
Woman suffragist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, declared that “all men and women are created equal.”
(Keller, 598.) She had based her ideas on the Declaration of Independence. (Barber, 193.) From then on, thousands of people participated in the movement for women’s rights. Much of their effort was focused on women’s suffrage and securing voting rights for women. They also worked to end other forms of discrimination against women and to open opportunities that had previously been closed to them. The
Women’s Suffrage had a lasting impact on the United States and changed history forever by granting women the right to vote for the first time.

Who were the suffragettes? Suffragettes were people who campaigned for women to have the same rights as men. (Barber, 192.) Some of the most famous and well-known suffragettes were
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Carrie Chapman Catt. These are just a few of the amazing women who worked feverishly to help other women gain the equal rights that they deserved. In the beginning, women suffragists disagreed among themselves on strategy and tactics. They had many questions regarding what was the best way to win the right to vote, whether men should be…

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