Women's Rights In The 1800s

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Suffrage means to have the right to vote in political elections. This concept is an ideal meaning for women throughout history, especially for the women population between late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Women suffrage commenced at the Seneca Falls, which later on had escalated to Unions, then led to the 15th and 19th amendment. Of course, the men of that time had belittled the women who believed that they were more than merely the traditional mothers and wives. Although, suffrage is not only just for females, but to the Black population too; both males and females. With determination and the passion burning within them, women and African Americans alike, had reached the right for suffrage. In the 1820’s the role of a women was to stay home…show more content…
Women segregation started to become more active when females, including some men, had gathered at the Seneca Falls Conventions in 1848 (History). The convention was organized by reformers named Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott. The meeting consisted of about 300 abolitionist activists’ women, and 40 were men. During this meeting, the group discussed about women equality and voting rights. Once the meeting had begun, there were various mentioning of women suffrage. They quoted, “all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator…” (History). This meant that the belief for women’s right to vote was circulating in their minds; thus, this was the beginning to the path for women suffrage. Susan B. Anthony, including other female advocates, believed that they can extend to universal suffrage. The right for suffrage was not only for women, but it was also for African Americans. Susan B. Anthony believed that suffrage can become universal; thus, that there was a chance to push lawmakers for this goal. Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and a few woman suffrage advocates wanted to push for African Americans’ right to vote and the issue of the 15th amendment. However, lawmakers refused to support this amendment, which led to the formation of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869
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