No true words were spoke than those by Ms. Susan B. Anthony, “Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.” Those words are still true today. Even though Ms. Susan B. Anthony, Ms. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other activists worked hard to get equal rights for women to allow them the right to have a say in how our government is run there are still places in the world where women and even some men aren’t allowed to vote. Some of those places may actually be surprising, others maybe not so much. Even still some of the trials these women went through to end women’s suffrage and the lack of political equality is worth taking a look at even ninety-one years later.
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The Constitution was first written in 1777, then it was known as the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. However, the written words within it didn’t actually become effective until March 1st 1781. Even still at that time when the Constitution first became effective it was another nine years before anyone could vote at all man or woman. It wasn’t until 1790 when men were granted the ability to vote, and of course then it was limited only to adult males who owned property. Sixty years later in 1850, brought the end to the ‘property owner’ clause so that almost all white males could vote. Add seventy years to that bringing forth 1920 woman’s suffrage granted.(infoplease.com) But that right didn’t come without a price or a long struggle. Before women were granted the right in the United States to vote most women simply accepted it. Ms. Elizabeth Cady Stanton once said of Susan B. Anthony. "Miss Anthony has one idea and she has no patience with anyone w...
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