What Is The Suffrage Movement In The 19th Century

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he late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century saw a rise in women wanting more equality in the world. The Suffrage Movement in the mid-nineteenth century was that starting point for future advancements in women’s rights. Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City gave the reader a look into the push for more women’s rights in the nineteenth century and some of the things that lead to this advancement. It also allowed the reader to see the criticism garnered by this movement. A big push for women’s rights began in July 1848 with the Seneca Falls Convention. This was the first major women’s rights convention in the United States. From this convention emerged the Declaration of Sentiments which outlined the rights women should be entitled to in America. It asserted that all men and women are equal and have “unalienable rights to life,…show more content…
One of these groups were the factory and business owners. They did not like the idea of women being able to vote because they thought they would vote for laws that would affect the operation of their businesses. Not all women agreed with the suffragist movement either. Some women believed that the man represented the family, so women did not need the right to vote (Suffrage Movement | Learning to Give). Factory owners, business owners, and some women were not the only people who did not like the idea of women voting. The pious did not want women to have the right to vote either. A clergyman asked Susan B. Anthony whether she would rather have a son of hers attend Buffalo Bill’s show on a Sunday instead of church, she replied, ”he would learn far more.” The devoutly religious did not take this very well and thought that it confirmed the “fundamental wickedness of Anthony’s suffragist movement” (Larson 286). This criticism did not stop women from later getting the right to
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