Women's Suffrage Movement In Seneca Falls

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The women’s suffrage movement began in Seneca Falls, New York during a convention on the rights of women. Seneca Falls was a progressive town but even here, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s call for suffrage was controversial. Voting and politics were seen as completely male domains and it was shocking to think of women involved in either. The main argument of suffragists was that they were being denied one of the most basic rights of Democracy. They were expected to live under laws which they could not vote for and pay taxes to a government which didn’t represent them. Men were only half of the population but they were in charge of all of the decisions. Not only was it unfair, it went against the way God intended things to be. Women and men
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