Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the Movement of the 19th Amendment

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (Elizabeth, 1815). The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women a right to vote as well as men. The movement to give the right to vote for women through the 19th Amendment was a Suffrage movement. The Suffrage movement had continued since the Civil War, but the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment (it is related to the right to citizen) did not cover the right to vote for women. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement have changed the lives of women in society.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton who is one of the famous women in the movement was born in 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She received her formal education in her college and an informal legal education by her father. On her honeymoon in London, she and Lucretia Mott were angry at the exclusion of the woman. And then they decided to call a woman’s right convention. And for the next 50 years, she played a leadership in Suffrage movement, which is getting the movement to get the right to vote. She wrote “The Declaration of Sentiments.” It was calling for changes in law and society like educational, legal, political, social and economic. She elevated women's status, and demanded the right to vote. In 1851, she met Susan B. Anthony. She is also the woman who was active for a woman right to vote. They were fantastically influential in the 19th Amendment.

Before the 19th Amendment, the opinion of the woman was not reflected in politics. In 1790, only white male property-owners were accepted to participate at first in American democracy. However, the women’s right to vote was completely accepted in 1920. Why has 19th Amendment taken so long time? In 1869, Susan and Elizabe...

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... an intention of many women were granted, and the present society was made. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement gave women for the better life in the society.

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