Women Suffrage

Women Suffrage

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The 19th Amendment allows women to vote. The right to vote is known as suffrage. Starting in the mid 19 century several generations of women suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience. They were trying to expand the rights of we the people. Many people wanted the constitutions to give full rights to men only. Achieve what many Americans considered a radical change in the Constitution. Women in the United States Of America didn’t have the equal amount of rights that men had, women didn’t have rights to personal liberty they didn’t have the right to vote!

The battle to eliminate the discrimination against females has been an issue since we became a nation in the 1700s, it has been a huge change in the past century and has touched and changed lives in many women.

In the 1820s Frances Wright wrote 2 books where she had written her strongest opinions about women’s rights, women opinions were never given a chance until 20 years later.  During Woodrow Wilson Presidency the women were out in jail for protest. After marriage women didn’t have the right to own property, maintain their wages,sign a contract or vote. They were expected to be very obedient, they couldn’t hold a thought or opinion that was different from their husbands.

“We need women’s thoughts  in national affairs to make a safe and stable government.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

 

http://www.biography.com/people/elizabeth-cady-stanton-9492182

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/