The Women's Suffrage Movement

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College of New Rochelle Ways of Knowing Research Paper The Women Suffrage Movement Instructor: Dr. Louis DeSalle Student: Sandra Simon Date: April 14, 2013 Abstract The 19th amendment provides the right for men and women to vote equally, women for centuries did not have equal opportunity to vote as men, which created the women’s right movement. The women suffrage movement began in 1848, and pertained to the unfairness of treatment women had to face without being able to vote and be a part of society’s decision making as men did equally; this amendment was granted in 1920. Having the opportunity to vote in the nineteenth century for women was important for feminism in a way of being treated equally as anyone else. In this paper, I will integrate thoughts of the women’s suffrage movement by comparing from the readings used as sources. I will also discuss the struggles women endured fighting legislative for women’s right to be independent voters. The history of the woman’s suffrage movement was a movement for equal rights, and lead by many powerful women who felt a pressing need to be cared for like anyone else. The 19th amendment states the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridge by the United States or by any State on account of sex. One of the powerful women who played a major role in this movement was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was one of the founding mothers who continued to fight and deliver speeches for equal rights in 1892. Proclaiming the fight and struggle women endured to be treated fairly was a very important matter to her. According to Hogan “They struggled bravely for the material necessities of our young civilization,” Stanton stated, and she called upon her audience in New York to continue the struggle: “let us be faithful in proclaiming the moral

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