Women's Suffrage

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Women’s Suffrage
Women’s Suffrage occurred during the 1840s to the 1920s. Women did not have the right to vote in America until the end of World War I. All kinds of women rallied the movement because they wanted the right to vote. Other countries including, New Zealand and Australia achieved these rights earlier than America, Canada and Great Britain. In America, the movement really got its start during the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. The Seneca Falls convention was the first convention that was held regarding women’s rights. Soon after, the 15th amendment was passed in 1869, which gave voting rights to African Americans. This made women more outraged and made them want to fight harder for their rights to vote. Three women in particular
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Anthony was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and started to work together during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Susan B. Anthony learned everything that Stanton could teach her about being an activist and abolitionist. Anthony attended her first convention in 1852 at Syracuse. “Anthony and Stanton believed the Republicans would reward women for their work in building support for the Thirteenth Amendment by giving them the vote. They were bitterly disappointed when this did not happen” The women created the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 and also published The Revolution in Rochester, which was a newspaper. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was tied down by taking care of her seven children so Susan B. Anthony would travel and speak the speeches. Anthony helped Stanton also pass the Women’s Property Law of 1860. This law gave married women the rights to, “own property, engage in business, manage their wages and other income, sue and be sued, and be joint guardian of their children.” After being disappointed from not winning the vote from the 13th Amendment, they formed the National Women’s Suffrage Association. Later in the 1870s Susan B. Anthony was arrested because she voted in the 1872 election. She voted because “the “New Departure” was founded on the premise that the 14th and 15th Amendments guaranteed all citizens the right to vote regardless of gender.” When she went on trial the jury was all male and declared her guilty. Anthony and Stanton soon released the New Departure and focused on proposing a new Amendment to the U.S. Senate. Susan B. Anthony decided to travel to educate women the importance of having the power of the ballot. She did this through speeches, tours, and campaigns. Both women then worked on three volumes of their story about the movement they created called the History of Women Suffrage. In 1888, Stanton and Anthony brought together international women suffragists and created the largest International Council of
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