The feminist movement began in1848 in Seneca Falls, New York when the idea was purposed that women deserved equal treatment as men and the right to vote. That idea provoked the first wave of feminism with the women’s suffrage movement. The suffrage movement was accomplished in 1920 when women were granted the right to vote with the 19th amendment. Women saw no need to stop there and began to fight for the rights they believed all deserved, the second wave of feminism began in the 1960. “The Sixties were an edgy time of transition, change, and confusion” observed journalist Kati Marton in “Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shap... ... middle of paper ... ...lped them make the change from second class citizen to full-fledged members of society.
In 1919, the nineteenth amendment, drafted by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was passed. The 19th amendment has been desired by many women for years. Although the 19th amendment passed and women thought that they were able to be equal in politics, many women did not get equal political representation due to their conventional roles at the time period. Women were not able to achieve high roles in politics, shown through the fact that there has never been a woman president in the history of the United States. The presidency of women did not occur due to the perceptions that generally, women should be protected and hidden, not out in the open and leadin... ... middle of paper ... ...id.