Womens Suffrage

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During the 1820 voting was consider a privilege not an equal right. It was a rare privilege which excluded woman from political topics and things that were considered for man.  The long road to Womens suffrage required patience and strength, it was believed that women had been born to stay at home and to be submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family. Once they had realized that we are all created of the same equal blood and bones, they decided to fight for womens liberty, and right to vote. At the same time, many groups of reformers were going on; Protests about slavery, taxation, society, including woman rights.

This link below gives some inspiration for the fight from the words of Ms. Sojourner Truth (1797-1893).

http://www.upworthy.com/164-years-ago-a-former-slave-rocked-the-world-with-these-words-bw2-9e?c=ufb3

On 1870, the 15th amendment guarantees a black man the right to vote. After trying all types of convention, women organized a group to protest against the constitution and their law. At those time woman were not allowed to walk and talk freely on the street. A lot of women had gone to prison because the president decided that this action was considered it illegal and not proper.

World War I slowed the suffragists’ campaign but helped them advance their argument nonetheless: Women’s work on behalf of the war effort, activists pointed out, proved that they were just as patriotic and deserving of citizenship as men, and on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified.

http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage

It is ironic how many women have been and still are criticized by men.  Men have always been supported by women’s dependable care. Woman have taken a huge role in American History, and I cannot imagine how life would be without the support of women around the world.