Women’s Suffrage Movement in America

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As I walked into the Crowne Plaza on the Ventura promenade on November 2, 2010, I was preparing to vote. I walked into the polling room, gave my name and identification, and was handed a voting sheet just as I had every other time I went to vote. I think this was the first time that I really contemplated about how lucky I was to live in a time where my voice has meaning. So many of my friends ask me “why do you vote, it doesn’t matter” and to me it is this kind of attitude that we need to as a society reflect on and regroup our thoughts on this issue. We forget that their was once a time that woman were not only not allowed to vote, but looked down upon for thinking that they had the right to do so. During the fall semester of 2010 I then enrolled in a sociology class at Ventura College. Not only did we touch on the topic of voting, but also many other woman’s issues plaguing our society throughout the decades. Then, as we started our marriage and family unit in this English class I found myself intrigued once again. I just felt really drawn to find out how women once were perceived and how far we have come since that time. It just makes no sense that a man who might not even read up on the issues at hand during voting time would be able to give an opinion, but a woman who is educated, passionate, and worldly would have been turned away. In such a male dominated world at the time of the suffrage movement these woman who started it all must have been strong willed and passionate about their cause, and I feel like I just need to know more. There is so much information I want to ascertain while conducting my research for this paper. First and foremost…Who were the women of the time that began this amazing movement; that shifted... ... middle of paper ... ...1920. New York: Columbia University Press, 1967. Print. "Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2011. . Scott, Mrs. William Forse. “Women Give Reason’s Against Suffrage: Mrs. Stanton Blatch is Accused by One of Being an Advertiser.” The New York Times. 30 April, 2011. < http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20F1EFA3B5E13738DDDAB0994DD405B828DF1D3> Smith, Natalie. "Getting the Vote." Scholastic News.(Edition 5/6). 15 Mar. 2010: pg6. Proquest. Web. 24 March 2011. Zagarri, Rosemarie Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. Vol. 7. 3rd ed. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. p310-311. Gale Virtual Refrence Library. Web. 1 May, 2011
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