Women's Suffrage History

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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, …show more content…
Rosie the Riveter was used as an icon to get women to respond to the need of workers and to make them feel as if they too can do the work that their husband did. But when men came back to do their usual work, so would women. This infuriated women who felt they had more to offer than caring for babies all day, so Rosie the Riveter became a feminist icon to help them progress. By now, Stanton and Mott had already ignited a flame that resulted into a crazy wildfire with no stop to it. Women were now beginning to question norms like restraining from sexual desires or dressing

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