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The Women's Rights Movement

Every citizen of the United State was grant the right to vote since their birth in the United State or when they passed their citizenship test. However while women today take their citizenship for granted, a century ago women actually fought for their rights to vote. In the nineteenth century, only white men were allow to vote, and if any women were to vote, she automatically breaks a law and would be arrested. Despite these challenges and obstacles the women faced, women ultimately gain their rights through The Woman’s Right Movement or The Woman Suffrage Movement by using several different methods to persuade the public’s opinion and the U.S Congress to agree with them. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was sign into the Constitution, granting women the rights to vote. Women used many methods to gain their rights to vote and evidently they faced a lot of obstacles while trying to gain their rights. They try to get attention from the public to let people know that women is starting a revolution and it won’t end until their demands is met which is to have an amendment in the constitution that give the women the rights to vote. In order to get attention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the first National Women’s Suffrage Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments which list grievances against men, and 12 resolutions calling for equality of men and women under the law and the rights to vote for women. They also declared that women will use every methods available to further their cause. In 1869, Susan B. Anthony, a woman suffragist and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the NWSA or the National Woman Suffrage Association, and Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and others... ... middle of paper ... ...d the Susan B. Anthony Amendment written, and it grants citizens the rights to vote regardless of their gender. The president Woodrow Wilson called this a wartime measure because the U.S. would not have won the WWI without the help of women. On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment were signed into the Constitution, there granting women the rights to vote. In conclusion, the Women’s Right Movement was a success event in the American history. The changes of the r ights to vote for women did not occur with just one request in a day, instead it took women suffragist 144 years to ratify the federal woman suffrage amendment. The women suffragists faced many challenges and obstacles, but their determination has won the fight. Although, today the rights for women to vote is not that important, it was once the famous and revolutionary event in the American history.
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