Summary : ' Womens Suffrage '

1121 Words5 Pages
Shay Gupta
Mr Schwab
World History Honors
Womens Suffrage

When slavery was abolished, people finally managed to realize one simple thing- its just a pigment in our skin that makes us different. But why couldn 't they realize another thing- its just our sex organs that make us different? Until the fairly recent 1920, women and men were held so different they were not even allowed to cast their ballots for the president of the United States. It drove some women, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony to start extremely important conventions that even led to a movement. Their supporters were often arrested just for just speaking out for equality. Women finally gained suffrage in the United States due to the National Women’s Rights Convention, American Equal Rights Association, and hard headed women who took a stand for their right to vote. Often in American History, irony is all too present. Like when anti-slavery activists hold conventions in the name of equality, but then bar women from attending. in 1840 Luceria Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were not allowed to attend the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention, even when they traveled all the way to London to support the cause (National Women’s History Museum). Predictably, the women were not pleased in being excluded from such an important cause, and retaliated by created their own convention- for women’s rights. Before it gained the attention it needed, the first Women 's Rights Convention took place in Seneca
Get Access