History Of The Suffrage Movement

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The goal of the suffrage movement was to gain political freedom by advocating the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. In 1848, a convention known as the Seneca Falls, was held in New York by a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton was an American suffragist, born in New York, and believed that women should be granted the same rights as men. At this convention, issues regarding that women should be given the right to vote as well as be given more opportunities for education and work were being discussed. Over 300 people, mostly women but several men, had also attended. This event marked the first step towards equality for all women. After the Seneca Falls convention, the idea of granting women voting rights was
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